Today Idea Factory announced the western localization of Death end re;Quest at the Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, if you’re unfamiliar with Idea Factory, they’re known for bringing games such as hyperdimension-neptunia. Death end re;Quest will launch sometime in 2019 Exclusively on PS4. The game will also feature both English and Japanese voice-overs.
Death end re;Quest features a turn-based battle system, but the most unique feature about the game is the ability to switch the game into a completely different genre during battle, you can switch the play-style from a first-person shooter to even a fighting game. Players will have to change the play-style in a strategic way to defeat certain enemies and bosses.
Here’s a description provided in Idea Factory’s press release
“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…”
Here’s a list of bullet points showing you some of the game’s key 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!
Here’s the annoucement trailer showing some gameplay including the battle system.