During the Tokyo Otaku Mode livestream at Tokyo Game Show 2016, Akiba’s Beat producer Junichiro Tamura confirmed that the game’s Western release has been delayed from Winter 2016 to Q1 2017. This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise since the Japanese release was delayed from its Fall release window this year to December.
Acquire said earlier this month that Akiba’s Beat was delayed in Japan in order to meets fan expectations. The game comes with the following features:
- Real-Time Action RPG Combat – Touch enemies on the map to be transported into a party-based real-time combat scene where skill and reflexes alike are put to the test.
- Real-Life Setting with a Fantastical Spin – Explore a faithful recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward, interacting with quirky locals and enjoying a taste of Japan’s otaku mecca before entering surreal “Delusionscapes.”
- Modern-Day Mystery with a Touch of Satire – Question uniquely caricatured persons of interest in hopes of finding the source of Akihabara’s many changes – before it’s too late!
Akiba’s Beat is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. In case you haven’t already, you can read our hands-on preview from E3 2016 here.