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With Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed in the west today, XSEED has prepared a new launch trailer. Take a look at the video below.

We have further details on Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed here. You can also read our new review here.

System: Switch
Release date: July 20, 2021
Developer: Acquire
Publisher: Marvelous (XSEED)


Akiba’s Trip is one of those odd niche titles that has earned success thanks to its unique beat ’em up, strip ’em down gameplay. While it has sold over half a million copies since its debut many years ago, the game’s formula has rarely been replicated. After it received a manga and even an anime alongside it, it’s a wonder why it took so long to get a true sequel (not counting Akiba’s Beat). Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed isn’t the follow-up to what some would consider a cult classic, but it is a remaster of the original PSP title that was never localized outside of Japan, marking the debut of the game in the west ten years later. It’s both a blast from the past and simultaneously dated as its age undoubtedly shows and offers very little in terms of additions and changes.

Later this month, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be appearing on Switch. We have an early look at the game below with nearly an hour of footage.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed launches for Switch on July 20 in North America and July 23 in Europe.

Acquire has released another round of character trailers for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. Find videos for Yuu Abeno, Rei Anekoji, and Shun Anekoji below.

Acquire has shared the latest character trailers for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. We have videos for Yatabe-san and Sara below.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is due out for Switch in Japan on May 20. It’ll follow this summer in the west. Previous character trailers can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

Acquire has shared the latest character trailers for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. Find videos for Gon-chan and Nobu-kun below.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is due out for Switch in Japan on May 20. It’ll follow this summer in the west. Previous character trailers can be found here, here, here, and here.

New gameplay from Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed has emerged courtesy of Washagana TV and 4Gamer. Both videos can be found below.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is slated for Switch on May 20 in Japan. The western release is planned for this summer.

Two more character trailers are in for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. Videos focusing on Satoko Midou and Ryuuji Sejima are included below.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed launches for Switch in Japan on May 20. It’ll follow this summer in the west. Previous character trailers can be found here, here, and here.

Update (2/13): Amazon has opened pre-orders for the Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed 10th Anniversary Edition here.


Original (2/10): XSEED Games made it official today that it will publish the Switch version of Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed in the west. The title is slated for this summer.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will have a special 10th Anniversary Edition for $49.99 featuring an art book with over 60 pages of newly commissioned art and original illustrations from both games in the series, and the official soundtrack containing 47 tracks across 2 CDs. The digital version will cost $39.99.

We have the following overview and trailer for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed:

Mages has shared a pair of new character trailers for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. We’ve included videos for Sena Kitada and Mana Kitada below.

In case you missed it, we have character trailers for the protagonist and Suzu Moriizumi here.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is slated for May 20 in Japan and Asia. XSEED will be in charge of the game in the west, but we’re waiting to hear if they’ll be publishing the Switch version as well.