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Death end re;Quest

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Idea Factory International
Release Date: May 16, 2019

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'Death end re;Quest' (ALL) Introduces Arata Protagonist And His Hacking Abilities - Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2019 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT

Death end re;Quest takes the classic turn-based RPG and turns it on its head, allowing players to change the game's genre and switch game modes from RPG into fighting, shooter, and even a slot mode!

With a 99% fail rate, how willing are you to save a long lost friend?

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...

You'll also be able to jump at will between the in-game world and the real world to investigate your missing friend, unlocking one of multiple endings. Choose wisely as lines between fantasy and reality will begin to blur...

These brand-new Battle Jack System screenshot batch introduce one of the protagonists, Arata, and his hacking abilities! 

Assist Shina and her party members with Arata's Battle Jack System! Once a player removes 50% or more Field Bugs on the battlefield, Arata can then activate three systems: Code Jack, Genre Install, or Summon.

  • Code Jack - Arata can manipulate the battlefield by adding buffs to party members and debuffs to enemies. In addition to buffs that can increase attack power and defenses, Code Jack can also increase and decrease the corruption level for both allies and enemies.
  • Genre Install - With Genre Install, players can change the rules during battle by installing genres. Switch the game's genre from fighting, shooting, slot, puzzle, and even billiards!
  • Summon - After defeating boss monsters known as Entoma Queens, they can be summoned by Arata to help fight for you! Summoning can also provide added buffs to the party depending on the Entoma Queen you summon. Some buffs include increased knockback distance, party SP, and speed! They also have heightened physical attributes that are perfect for meat shields and attacking power! However, if there are too many field bugs on the battlefield while your Entoma Queen is summoned, you may lose control of your summoned Entoma Queen. 

Key Features

  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? – Jump between reality and in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in 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!

Death end re;Quest is currently available for the PS4. and will be coming to PC (Steam) on May 16, 2019.

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