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Akiba’s Trip vs the real Akihabara. Comparison photos show how the game compares to the real thing

Developer Acquire, has just posted some interesting photos related to its latest title, Akiba’s Trip, a PSP adventure about a teenage vampire slayer who strips strangers of their pants on the streets of the famous Akihabara district in Tokyo. The photographs reveal an accurate recreation of one of the most geek-friendly shopping areas in the world.





























Also in is a brand new trailer for the action adventure. The video opens with an anime montage showing off not just stripping, but real-life Akihabara locations. The trailer describes the game as an “original action adventure from the makers of the Way of the Samurai series.” The clip goes on to describe the characters and their voice actors.


Above: The latest trailer for Akiba's Trip

It's short on new information until the very last scene, where a young girl roundhouse kicks the main character across the room, like she was Chuck Norris, while calling him 'big brother.' The caption reads “And this 'little sister' is in the game, too.”

Little sister characters are a common anime and video game trope in Japan. Called a 'sister complex,' the fetish is common enough that there are several “little sister cafes” in Akihabara, where the waitresses pretend to be the customer's little sister and will often berate or slap them. The inclusion of the saucy sister character almost guarantees Akiba's Trip will include some awkward family moments. Akiba’s Trip releases on April 14 in Japan. No release date for a localized version has been announced at the moment.

[Source: Akiba’s Trip Official Blog (Japanese)]

Mar 7, 2011

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