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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Director’s Cut Receives Limited Physical Run in North America

Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed Director's Cut Day One Edition

Publisher XSEED Games has recently announced that Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Director’s Cut will be getting a limited physical Day One Edition release on Nintendo Switch. This release celebrates the new “Kati’s Route” content that will also be added as DLC to the PlayStation 4 and Steam versions released all the way back in 2014. The Switch “Director’s Cut” version and DLC are set to be released on the same day this summer.

You can preorder this special edition now at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.

The Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Director’s Cut Day One Edition will include a musical selections CD and a set of nine oversized art cards with original illustrations by various Japanese artists to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the game. Unfortunately, it appears that this physical version will not be available in Europe.

Please see below for a quick overview from XSEED on the new content included with the Director’s Cut:

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 introducing more 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.

Please see the announcement trailer for the Director’s Cut below:

As someone who platinumed the original version of Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed on PlayStation Vita, I can vouch that the game is pretty enjoyable! The main thing that sold me on the original release to begin with was that XSEED got the developers to add “strip portraits” for the male characters, which weren’t initially available in the Japanese release. This is technically the second game in the series despite us getting it before the first game: Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed.

For those curious, we happen to have a review for the original game written by RPGFan alumnus Derek Heemsbergen. Stay tuned to RPGFan for continued coverage of Akiba’s Trip and more!

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin was a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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