If you’ve been following DualShockers for a while, you’re probably familiar with Death end re;Quest, Compile Heart most recent waifu-driven JRPG. Many have been wondering if and when it’d come west, and I have good news. It is.
Today Idea Factory International announced at a panel at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles that the game will be released in North America and Europe in early 2019. This time around there won’t be additional platform, and the game will come for PS4 as it did recently in Japan.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here is a quick description directly from Idea Factory’s press release that DualShockers was provided by the publisher:
“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…”
If you’d like to know even more, here is a list of bullet points describing the game’s features:
- Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? – Jump between reality and in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the real world view tosolve 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!
The game will release in both physical and digital forms, and it will includ both Japanese and English voice-overs.
I don’t know about you, but I’m smiling big right now. I wanted this game for a while. Incidentally, if you want to properly prepare, Compile Heart just released a PS4 theme. You can also check out the latest Japanese trailer, and plenty of gameplay.