By Leah McDonald / May 13th, 2020
Idea Factory has introduced two new characters to its upcoming horror-inspired RPG, Death end re;Quest 2, as well as reintroduced two familiar faces.
New characters include Headmistress of Wordsworth, Midra; and faculty head Julietta. Returning characters include Arata Mizunashi and Lydia Nolan.
Headmistress of Wordsworth, whose face betrays her age. She serves under the Bishop in the church, and serves as Le Choara’s head chairwoman. With her team of maids assembled to oversee Wordsworth, she is one of the pillars of Le Choara.
Le Choara’s childcare faculty head. It is her duty to find a home for orphaned children. She assists Mai in moving to Le Choara upon the discovery of Sanae having lived there.
A programmer for Enigma Games, who developed the VR-software known as the Alice Engine for his game, “World’s Odyssey.” One day, he went missing. All he left behind was a message for Shina that mentioned a place called Le Choara.
A self-proclaimed Otaku who worked as a character designer for Enigma. With Arata and Shina’s encouragement, she worked past her shyness and became passionate for manga and video games. She loves a good otome game.
IF have also posted a spoiler heavy new blog post that provides a crash course into the Death end re;Quest universe. It’s a good refresher for returning players and newcomers alike, but those who haven’t played the first game and want to remain spoiler-free should avoid.
The story of Death end re;Quest 2:
Players will see the story through the eyes of Mai Toyama as she searches for her younger sister in the mysterious town of Le Choara. She enrolls at Wordsworth, an all-girl’s dormitory situated in the small, mountainous town where her sister, Sanae, was supposedly last seen. Hopeful to find her kin, Mai she soon finds terrifying inhabitants which lurk throughout the town after dark. At night, Le Choara’s streets are filled with Shadow Matter—a horrific group of menacing creatures. Around every cobblestone corner, Mai discovers that her hope of finding her sister lies beneath the long-buried secrets which haunt Le Choara.
- Overkill Brings Huge Rewards – The Overkill system is an added feature where characters can stack damage beyond the health of an enemy for bonus experience! Try to inflict as much damage to all the monsters for bigger rewards.
- Beware of the Berserker – During dungeon exploration and battle, a faceless, black figure will appear out of nowhere. The figure will also display an area of attack once it appears. Mai and her squad must step away from the Berserker’s area of attack, as it will instantly kill anyone with one single blow. Run away from the Berserker in the dungeon or defeat all the existing monsters in the battlefield to escape!
- Day n’ Night – Mai will need to explore the town of Le Choara during the day and speak with the townspeople to find out clues as to where her sister is. By night, Mai will fight her way through dark creatures stylized in a turn-based RPG. Experience the story through the lens of a visual novel during the day and battle it out against horrific creatures by night!
- Don’t Call it a Knockback – The Knockback system is back in Death end re;Quest 2, but this time, Mai and her squad can smack Shadow Matter even harder! Combo your attacks by flinging monsters to other party members!
Death end re;Quest 2 launches for the PlayStation 4 (physical/digital) and on Steam in 2020. The Steam version will have English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
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