Developed by ACQUIRE Corporation, who are themselves based out of Akihabara (and whose office window is visible in-game), AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed represents a painstaking effort to duplicate not only the town itself, but also its “otaku” nerd culture. Like a roast of an entire generation, every aspect of life in Akiba – from obsessive figurine collecting to the recent “maid café” boom, to the almost nationwide love affair with cutesy pop idols – gets its time in the ring.
And since no virtual tour of one of the world’s quirkiest and most distinctive shopping districts would be complete without a cast of equally quirky and distinctive denizens to wander about, AKIBA’S TRIP provides by populating every street corner with antisocial shut-ins, street thugs, sweet talkers, struggling shop clerks, desperate art sellers, anime-crazed tourists and more.
Akihabara is a land of contradictions, representing fringe Japanese culture at its finest – so what better place could there be to unleash an army of the undead? With vampiric “Synthisters” around every corner, our hero must engage in street brawls and strip his enemies down to their skivvies or beyond in order to stop them. And these Synthisters come in all shapes and sizes, both male and female. There’s no playing favorites here: the undead must be stripped, regardless of gender!
In fact, this Western edition of the game contains added scenes of male characters in compromising positions, to complement similar scenes of female characters that were already present, making it one of the first games in history (as far as we know!) to achieve gender equality through the addition of “fanservice” as opposed to its removal.
So if you’re a fan of the bold, the irreverent, the shocking, the tongue-in-cheek or the slightly naughty, come on down to Akihabara – we’ve got a seat saved for you, whoever you are!