By Josh Speer / July 1st, 2020
Though I’m not normally that interested in puzzle games, I’m really looking forward to REZ PLZ. Maybe that’s due to the cute pixel art, or the dark humor. See, the game is all about puzzle solving at the expense of your brother. But don’t worry! You can resurrect him after he’s been used as your human sacrifice, since both of you are fledgling wizards. If that caught your attention, then perk up those ears. REZ PLZ is officially coming out July 15th for console and PC. That’s great news for puzzle fans, and even those like me who aren’t normally excited by such games.
While you’re more than welcome to play REZ PLZ single player, it also features co-op shennanigans. To read more details about this upcoming dark puzzle platformer, keep reading the official press release below.
Graffiti Games and Long Neck Games To Release Puzzle Platformer REZ PLZ on July 15 For Console and PC
Discover the Many Ways to Die on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC
Vancouver, Canada – July 1, 2020 – Death is just the beginning in co-op puzzle platformer REZ PLZ from Graffiti Games and Long Neck Games, and soon players can partake in the joys of sacrificing and resurrecting wizard brothers from a bevy of untimely deaths. REZ PLZ launches on July 15 for $14.99 USD on Nintendo SwitchTM, Xbox One and Steam (PC), and starting today those interested can preorder the game on Switch, while Xbox One preorders begin on July 3.
REZ PLZ is a pixel-art puzzle platformer with a new twist on co-op and single player gameplay. Join apprentice wizard brothers Arcan and Zeph as they fight the forces of Dark Arcanum armed with little more than the Resurrection Scroll, a tool they can use to bring each other back to life. While traversing through platforming challenges and solving puzzles, the brothers will encounter dangerous monsters and traps that require one of them to die in order to advance. But thanks to the magical scroll, the brothers are able to resurrect each other from a multitude of one-hit deaths, ranging from being sliced in half, eaten by creatures, burned alive and more. While progressing through the game, the brothers will unlock new spells that grant them abilities to conquer the increasingly difficult challenges ahead.
“REZ PLZ is the perfect game to sit down on the couch and play with a companion to pass time,” said Nathan Pearce, developer at Long Neck Games. “And time will fly as you’ll work together to solve puzzles and laugh at the many ways you can die. Home alone? Then try Remote Play on Steam to play with a friend or take on the challenges alone in single-player mode.”
- Co-op Play – REZ PLZ puts a unique spin on the traditional co-op concept. Instead of trying to keep each player alive through each level, players must strategically kill one of the brothers to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Use the Resurrection Scroll to bring Arcan and Zeph back to life.
- Death Around Every Corner – Death is everywhere in REZ PLZ, and can come from a multitude of one-hit deaths, ranging from being sliced in half, eaten by creatures, burned alive and more. Death is part of the adventure!
- Unlock Magical Spells – Unlock new spells to conquer the increasingly difficult challenges ahead, but be careful because these brothers are poor at magic and one bad spell can mean death!
- Unlockables – Explore and find a bevy of unlockable cosmetic items and unlockable challenging gauntlet levels to customize your gameplay.
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