Explore a faithful recreation of Tokyo's Akihabara district, interacting with quirky locals and enjoying a taste of Japan's otaku (nerd) mecca before entering surreal "Delusionscape" dungeons. Shop at off-brand versions of famous Japanese stores, or undertake a variety of character-specific side-quests to augment the mood and expand upon the story!
Touch enemies on the map to be transported into a party-based real-time combat scene where skill and reflexes alike are put to the test. Four characters join the fray at a time, with one of several recruitable support maids refereeing from the sidelines and occasionally jumping in to lend a hand!
Question uniquely caricatured persons of interest in hopes of finding the source of Akihabara's many changes – before it's too late! Put on your sleuthing hat and interrogate hardcore gaming nerds, obsessive idol singer fans, shady DVD pirates, disillusioned store clerks, needlessly mysterious cloaked figures, and many more colorful individuals!
Each playable character's weapon is a "personal pumputer," or PP, powered by a motherboard, a hard drive, and RAM, all of which can be upgraded to enhance its abilities. These weapons also double as music players, with character theme songs playable at certain points during combat to create massive stat boosts and nearly endless chains!
All story scenes are fully voiced in both English and Japanese, with nearly 22,000 lines of dialogue present and accounted for. Big names in both the Japanese and American voice-acting industries help bring the script to life, allowing purists and dub enthusiasts alike to enjoy the experience as they see fit. Additionally, all game text can optionally be displayed in the original Japanese, for those who really want to immerse themselves in the culture!