Fight Like a Nerd to Defend Akihabara in the Expanded Version of the Cult-Classic Action RPG


XSEED Games today announced AKIBAS TRIP: Undead and Undressed Directors Cut, an expanded version of the original AKIBAS TRIP: Undead and Undressed released in North America in 2014, is in development and will be releasing on Nintendo Switch in North America in 2023. The publisher also announced a new story route focused around lovable Finnish exchange student, otaku, and part-time maid Kati Rikknen, considered the true ending for the game, will be included in the Nintendo Switch release, along with all of the original games downloadable content. Katis Route will also be available for purchase separately as DLC on PlayStation4 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, AKIBAS TRIP: Undead and Undressed Directors 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, AKIBAS TRIP: Undead and Undressed Directors Cut brings modern supernatural adventure for the Japanophile of discerning tastes.

Akihabaras seen it all, from Japans 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 towns unsuspecting figurine-chasers, maid caf connoisseurs and cosplayers.

Akibas 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

VIDEO: AKIBAS TRIP: Undead and Undressed Directors Cut – Announcement Trailer