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The following is an excerpt of a blog article.  Read Full Article

The JRPG seems like a genre that has faded into obscurity, but in reality it's still thriving in its own circles. With the recent release of Persona 5 and several other upcoming games, the genre is persisting with its unique and quirky core intact. The Akiba series is one of the newer in the genre, with 2011 Akiba's Trip which released on the PSP in Japan, giving rise to a full worldwide sequel Akiba's Trip 2 on the PS4, PS3 and Vita in 2014. The series has been a bit of a beat em up focus with some more risque elements, ...
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FYI, this is not actually a sequel to Akiba's Trip -- it has no relation whatsoever to either of the previous Trip games, and does not technically take place in the same world (which is what gave the dev team carte blanche to change some of the store names to parodies instead of re-licensing the actual store names).

You could maybe call it a spinoff, but even that's pushing it -- it's really more a completely original IP that also happens to take place in Akihabara.