Publisher XSEED Games announced a western release window for Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut.
The new expanded version of the original game is coming west sometime this summer for Nintendo Switch. The new release includes the “Kati’s Route” DLC, which will also be released for the Windows PC (via Steam) and PlayStation 4 versions. The Japanese release is set for April 2023.
A physical release is coming for $39.99, here’s a look:
Those who already own the PS4 or PC release of the original game can upgrade through paid DLC. Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed was originally launched back in 2013 for PS3 and PS Vita. It later came out for PS4 in 2014 and PC in 2015.
Here’s a rundown on the new release, plus a new trailer:
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut is an expanded version of the original AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed released in North America in 2014. It features a new story route focused around lovable Finnish exchange student, otaku, and part-time maid Kati Räikkönen , considered the “true ending” for the game, will be included in the Nintendo Switch release, along with all of the original game’s downloadable content. “Kati’s Route” will also be available for purchase separately as DLC on PlayStation®4 and Windows PC for owners of the original release. Full retail plans and digital pricing will be disclosed at a later time.
Updated from its original release for a new generation, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut places players in the role of Nanashi, an otaku mysteriously transformed into a vampire and thrust into a conspiracy of “Synthisters” plaguing the electronics mecca. Alongside a colorful cast of allies known as the ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’, Nanashi must defend his fellow otaku from vampire predators, discovering that the best strategy to defeat them is to strip them of their bare essentials and expose them to the cleansing power of the sun! Featuring a fully-voiced “true ending” route starring lovable maid Kati, original side quests starring the offbeat otaku denizens of Akihabara, and an arsenal of new weapons and armor, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut brings modern supernatural adventure for the Japanophile of discerning tastes.
Akihabara’s seen it all, from Japan’s post-war reconstruction to the economic bubblegum crisis of the ’80s. Always on the cutting edge of progress, with a little something to offer even the most unconventional of appetites, it was almost inevitable that this singular technocracy of indulgence would turn into the perfect hunting ground for “Synthisters” – vampires who prey upon the life energy of the town’s unsuspecting figurine-chasers, maid cafe connoisseurs and cosplayers.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed tells the story of one such unfortunate soul: a young man named Nanashi who was lured into a trap and transformed into one of the walking undead. However, he was spared the worst of his fate by the bloody kiss of a mysterious Synthister hunter named Shizuku. Together with the rest of his companions in an organization unofficially dubbed the “Akiba Freedom Fighters,” Nanashi and Shizuku must uncover the truth behind the Synthister plague and save Akiba from being overrun by violent, antisocial energy vampires.
And of course, the best way to fight vampires is to strip them down to their skivvies so they melt in the noonday sun…