Akiba’s Beat Game Now Slated for Spring in Europe With Limited Edition
United Kingdom game distribution company PQube announced on Wednesday that it will release the Akiba’s Beat PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita action role-playing game in Europe this spring. The U.K. retailer Rice Digital additionally revealed that the game is getting an exclusive “NEED Edition.”
The game shipped in Japan for PS4 on December 15 after a delay. The Japanese release date for PlayStation Vita has not yet been announced.
XSEED Games plans to release the game with English and Japanese audio tracks in North America in the first quarter of 2017, after a delay from its original winter release schedule. Players who preorder the game will receive a 3.5″ plushie of the game’s mascot character Pinkun.
The game is a successor to the Akiba’s Trip series of games, but is the first “action RPG” in the series. XSEED Games released the second game in the series as Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, also with dual audio.