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XSEED adding English audio, gender equality to Akiba's Trip 2

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Anglophones and androphiles rejoice

Do you own a PS Vita or PS3? Do you happen do be an anglophile, or an androphile (or both)? Are you looking forward to XSEED's upcoming localization of Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed? If you answered "yes" to at least one of the above questions, I've got some good news for you.

XSEED's localizing the Acquire-developed open-world vampire-stripping game, that much we know. What's new is XSEED's decision to go dual-audio with the game, adding an English dub option for players who swing that way. That's hardly unheard-of in the annals of niche game publishing, though the audience for otaku-targeted games like this tends toward the more purist side of the spectrum, as far as I've seen.

What's more intriguing is the revelation that the North American version will actually be gaining some content over the original Japanese. According to XSEED, once released this summer Akiba's Trip will contain "illustrated 'strip portraits' for all prominent male side characters", added in the interest of "providing equivalent gender balance alongside the game’s existing female portraits". 

That actually sounds pretty cool. I'm always in favor of equal-opportunity cheesecake!

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