By Steve Baltimore / February 19th, 2019
Death end re;Quest is out now for the PlayStation 4 in North America. I’ve been playing this for an upcoming review here on the site, and I have to say this might be Compile Heart’s darkest title to date. The game features a deep story with a great cast of quirky characters, deep combat and a very unique way of storytelling that allows you to interact with real world and game world on the fly. The combat system is a blast with tons of special attacks at your disposal and even some over the top moves that change the game’s entire genre!
The season pass and European release will launch this Friday, on February 22. You and find a schedule for DLC releases here. You can also check out the PlayStation Blog post with Compile Heart Producer, Norihisa Kochiwa, as well as the lead artist, Kei Nanameda as they discuss this very unique RPG.
Customers who purchase a physical copy (Standard or Limited Edition versions) of Death end re;Quest will be guaranteed a voucher containing these EXCLUSIVE bonus DLC weapons:
Lily’s Atomic Spray
Clea’s Mach Raid
Celica’s Venus Blade
*Note to European Customers: This physical copy preorder bonus is EXCLUSIVE to Iffy’s EU Online Store.
As a friendly reminder, the Season Pass will be available for purchase separately for $19.99 on Friday, February 22 with a 25% discount for PS+ Users! Season Pass holders will be able to access each DLC (FREE and paid) according to its release date. The DLC release date schedule can be found on the Iffy-cial Website!
*The Digital Deluxe Bundle and Season Pass are exclusive to North America. ALL FREE and paid DLC will also be available for purchase individually for both North American and European PSN Users. The Season Pass does not include the Preorder ONLY BONUS Weapons DLC.
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…
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? – Jump between reality and in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the real world view to solve the mysterious inner-workings of the World Odyssey, and switch to an in-game view mode to battle against glitched-out monsters. Choose options wisely, as your decision can change the game’s ending!
Turn-Based RPGs Flipped Upside Down – In this turn-based command battle system, you can roam freely and duke it out with fearsome monsters. During battle, players can change the game’s genre from a first-person shooter to even a fighting game!
You’re Buggin’ Out – While exploring, players will need to activate character-specific dungeon skills to access hard-to-reach areas and hidden treasures!
Follow the White Rabbit and Discover a Bug Infested World – In this hyper-realistic game world, players must help out Shina escape a game universe filled with infected bosses and mesmerizing environments!
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