This week might be an interesting week for JRPG fans, with one title providing otaku-themed weapons on the colourful streets of Akihabara, and the other letting players time travel and rewrite the future. For fans who enjoy a dark comedic tale, explore the world of the dead as a soul-reaping Crow.
Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed
Vampires exist and are lurking on the streets of Akihabara. Following the success of Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed rebuilds the first title in a modern engine bringing back the beat-and-strip gameplay. As a vampire, players can arm themselves with a rolled-up poster, a guitar, a laptop, a magical girl wand, or even an actual weapon to knock out the other vampires’ clothes and expose them to the sunlight or it’s game over.
Aside from the beat-and-strip mechanic, players also need to choose which faction to support in the fight for Akihabara. Different decisions will affect the course of the story, resulting in different endings.
Cris Tales is described as an indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective, inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5. Cris Tales takes the adventure across Crystallis and the four Kingdoms to fight the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future. It uses hand-drawn 2D art animated frame by frame to bring the branching pasts and futures of each region, enemy, and NPC to life across more than 20 hours of gameplay.
Death’s Door saddles players with a job that they will never experience - a Crow who reaps souls from the dead. The boring job gets interesting when a soul is stolen and players must track down the thief to a realm untouched by death where undead creatures consumed by greed and power live.
Players can use melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome the beasts as they uncover the truths behind the souls, the role of the Crows, and origin of the Doors.