Akiba's Trip

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Akiba's Trip
Akiba's Trip PSP.jpg
Cover art from the first game
Developers Acquire
Publishers Acquire
Platforms PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android
Platform of origin PlayStation Portable
Year of inception 2011
First release Akiba's Trip
May 19, 2011
Latest release Akiba's Beat
December 15, 2016

Akiba's Trip (Japanese: アキバズトリップ, Hepburn: Akibazu Torippu) is a Japanese video game franchise by developer Acquire. The franchise consists of five games and an anime television series adaptation by Gonzo that aired between January 4, 2017 and March 29, 2017.

Video games

Akiba's Trip

The original Akiba's Trip game was released on PlayStation Portable in Japan by Acquire on May 19, 2011.[1][2] An updated version, titled Akiba's Trip Plus, was released for PSP on June 14, 2012.[3][2]

Akiba's Trip for GREE

The second release in the franchise, Akiba's Trip for GREE was a Japan-only free-to-play smartphone game using the GREE platform. It focused on acquiring maid cafés through a touchscreen quick time event version of the original's combat engine.[4] The game launched on January 20, 2012 for Android and on June 29, 2012 for iOS.[5][6] Service was discontinued and the game was made unavailable on November 26, 2012.[7]

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed

Acquire released Akiba's Trip 2 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on November 7, 2013,[8][9][2] and on PlayStation 4 on July 3, 2014.[10] XSEED Games released the game in North America under the title Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed.[2] They released the game on PS3 and PSVita on August 12, 2014,[11] on PS4 on November 25, 2014,[12] and on PC on May 26, 2015.[13] Additionally, NIS America released the game in Europe.[2]

Akiba's Trip Festa!

Akiba's Trip Festa! was released for PC and Android in November 2016.[2]

Akiba's Beat

Akiba's Beat, the first action RPG game in the franchise, was originally scheduled for a fall 2016 release on PS4 and PS Vita, but was later delayed to December 15, 2016 on PS4 and March 16, 2017 on PS Vita.[14][15][16][17][18] The game is directed by Kōta Takano, while ClariS is performing the theme song, "again".[16] XSEED Games released the game in North America on May 16, 2017.[19][16] It was also released in Europe by PQube on May 19, 2017.

References

  1. ^ AKIBA'S TRIP. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Akiba's Trip Game Gets TV Anime in January by Gonzo". Anime News Network. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ AKIBA'S TRIP PLUS. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Balistrieri, Emily (January 24, 2012). "Protect Maid Cafes from Vampires in "Akiba's Trip for GREE" Game". Crunchyroll. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "「アキバズトリップ for GREE」,Android版が配信中。「カゲヤシ」を倒してメイドカフェを獲得し,全エリア攻略を目指せ". 4Gamer. January 24, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ "iOS版「AKIBA'S TRIP for GREE」が本日配信開始。仲間と協力して秋葉原の街をカゲヤシから守ろう". 4Gamer. June 29, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Akiba's Trip for GREE". Acquire. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ AKIBA'S TRIP 2. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ AKIBA'S TRIP 2. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ AKIBA'S TRIP2. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ "North American Anime, Manga Releases, August 10–16". Anime News Network. August 12, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed - PlayStation 4". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Akiba's Trip to Launch for PC on May 26". Anime News Network. May 17, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Akiba's Trip Successor Game Akiba's Beat Announced". Anime News Network. May 30, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Akiba's Beat PS4/Vita RPG Delayed to Winter in Japan". Anime News Network. September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b c "Akiba's Beat Game Delayed in N. America, Slated for December in Japan". Anime News Network. September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Akiba's Beat Slated on December 15 for PS4, Undated for Vita in Japan". Anime News Network. September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  18. ^ Romano, Sal (December 23, 2016). "Akiba’s Beat for PS Vita launches March 16 in Japan". Gematsu. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  19. ^ "XSEED Games to Publish Fate/EXTELLA, Akiba's Beat, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Games". Anime News Network. June 7, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 

External links

  • Official video game website (in Japanese)
  • Akiba's Trip Festa! at DMM Games (in Japanese)
  • Akiba's Beat official website (in Japanese)
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