Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong has announced the impending release of the traditional Chinese version of Akiba’s Trip 2 for the PlayStation 4 in Malaysia. The original Japanese version of the game has been available since July, and there is little difference between these two titles aside from the translation. In fact, the audio is still in Japanese; which leaves on the subtitles and menus changed. There is no word on an English translation yet.
Akiba’s Trip 2 is set in the Anime haven of Akibahara, and the designers set out to recreate the iconic neighbourhood in painful detail. The PlayStation 4 version that is about to be released will improve on the graphics of the game to make the area look even more realistic, which is apparently what the developers set out to do. There is also the option to customise Akibahara with different colours and contrast for the environment. Oh, and there is a game about vampires hidden in there somewhere.
An improved social function allows spectators to interact and affect gameplay. Comments posted on streams can trigger events and viewer names will appear on NPCs in the game. There is no telling if this has ever turned into a chaotic nightmare similar to Twitch Plays Pokemon; although the Japanese have been known to be a little more organised in their efforts.
Akiba’s Trip 2 for the PlayStation 4 will be available in stores from 3 September for RM179; or for RM161 as a digital download.