By Patrick Aguda / October 9th, 2018
Idea Factory International has revealed the opening movie for their upcoming game, Death end re;Quest. The movie introduces some of the characters in the game and gives a look at World Odyssey (W.O.D.). You can check out the opening movie below.
The protagonists of the game are Shina Ninomiya and Arata Mizunashi. You can read more about them below.
Shina wakes up inside of World’s Odyssey, the VRMMORPG which had been cancelled for nearly a year, with no memory of her arrival. She served as the game’s director for the duration of its development until her mysterious disappearance. With no way to perform a manual log-out, she sets out to complete the game’s perfect ending.
Enigma Games’ lead programmer, who helped develop World’s Odyssey alongside Shina Ninomiya. A year after Shina’s disappearance, he finds that she is trapped inside World’s Odyssey and needs to get the perfect ending to log out safely. In order to help Shina on her quest, Arata manipulates the game’s code in real-time, fixing bugs that threaten the lives of her and her party. It is up to Arata to travel between the game and the real world to investigate the mystery of Shina’s disappearance…
The story of Death end re;Quest is as follows:
Arata Mizunashi, a video game programmer, receives a notification from an email sent to him by Shina Ninomiya, a colleague of his who went missing nearly one year ago. Together, they worked to create World’s Odyssey (W.O.D.), an immersive virtual landscape powered by breathtaking, state-of-the-art technology. That is, until Shina’s sudden disappearance put a swift halt to production. Arata discovers the startling revelation that Shina Ninomiya was stuck inside of “W.O.D.” the whole time. When Arata delves hurriedly back into the lines of code haunting his forsaken project, he realizes that his game is now ravaged by an infestation of bugs, and that Shina is its only active player.
Arata soon learns that a nefarious force prevents him from extracting Shina out of the game. Her only way out? She must complete the game to unlock the perfect ending—an outcome with a success rate of 1%. On their journey, they encounter a slew of NPC characters that blur perceptions of humanity and A.I.-technology, setting into a motion a thrilling narrative that calls into question the differences between the virtual world and ours.
Little do they know what horrors await them on both sides of the screen…
Idea Factory International has also released new screenshots showcasing World Odyssey. In addition to this, they have also updated the game’s official website with information on the basic system and battle flow of the game. You can read up on that information on the game’s official website and check out the new screenshots below.
Death end re;Quest is set to launch in North America and Europe early 2019 for PlayStation 4.
SOURCE: Press Release
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