Not in education, employment, or training, but still a protagonist in Akiba’s Beat
Tokyo’s Akihabara District has been known as many different things by many different people, and Akiba‘s Beat plans to add one more thing to that list – the place where a NEET saved Tokyo.
In Akiba’s Beat, players will take control of Asahi Tachibana. A self-proclaimed “career NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)”, Asahi spends his days doing little more than watching anime, reading manga, and living the otaku life to the fullest – but all of that changes when he notices that things aren’t quite right in Akiba. Realizing that people’s dreams, desires, and personal views on how Akiba should be have started to physically manifest in his beloved district – something that very few could see – Asahi set out on a quest that would take him from zero to hero… or maybe just make him a little less lazy.
As players uncover the truth behind what’s manipulating Akiba, they will need to form a party (as protagonists are wont to do), delve into labrynths – dungeons made from people’s dreams – and dispel the delusions lurking within. It won’t be easy, but a protag’s gotta do what a protag’s gotta do.
Developer ACQUIRE has recreated Akhabara as faithfully as possible in Akiba’s Beat, meaning that players will be able to see what the city is actually like as they play. Saving the world may be a lot of work, but doing it in a place like Akiba can’t be too bad. …Right?
Akiba‘s Beat releases on May 16 in North America, and on May 19 in Europe. Will you be dispelling the delusions? Let us know int he comments below!