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DeathRun TV

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action
Publisher: Laser Dog
Developer: Merge Games
Release Date: June 1, 2022

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'DeathRun TV' Gets Nintendo Switch And PC Date, No Longer coming To PS4 And Xbox Series X|S - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 18, 2022 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT

In DeathRun TV, contestants must battle their way through swarms of enemies dreamt up in a lab — all for the satisfaction of an audience that never switches off.

DeathRun TV is a roguelike shooter with breakneck speed, bullet-dodging action, and lots of guns. Put it all on the line for the (rogue)likes — and remember, the run is all that matters.

In a seriously disturbed future where the quest for fame means everything, contestants must battle their way through swarms of enemies dreamt up in a lab — all for the satisfaction of an audience that never switches off. Likes are awarded for everything, from blowing up giant mutated creatures to choosing to save helpless humans attached to death contraptions.

With breakneck speed, bullet-dodging action and lots of guns, you'll need to survive swarms of rabid mutants to progress and level up your contestant. Twin-stick bullet hell action tests your reflexes through each arena.

Don't feel like being a hero? Hit the kill switch to bring things to a swift and bloody end while earning advanced weapons in the process. Each attempt sees the Deathrunners transformed into twisted killing machines with abilities, such as exploding bodies and giant heads.


Publisher Merge Games and developer Laser Dog revealed that DeathRun TV will make its long awaited debut for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia on 1st June, 2022, with PlayStation 5 to follow at a later date.

A playable demo for DeathRun TV is currently available on Steam.

When originally announced at E3 2021, DeathRun TV was also scheduled for PS4 and Xbox Series X|S but those two versions are no longer planned.

Key Features:

  • Fight epic bosses - Meet Eyeball, Zangbeef the Bear Wrestler, Elite Guard and many more. A variety of unique and crazy bosses await you, leading to intense and challenging battles!
  • Twitch integration for hilarious streams - DeathRun TV brings streamers and their audience together with crazy & addictive Twitch integrations allowing viewers to type various crazy commands in chat in order to trigger in-game events. Will they help you by making you extra huge? Or will they lead you to your doom by unleashing a horde of monsters on you?
    • Spawning a horde of Monsters, making it even more challenging for the Streamer to pass through the level.
    • Increasing or decreasing the size of the player, making them almost invulnerable or even more likely to die. A great way to let the audience turn the tables!
    • Bullet Time mode for when you want those nice slow-motion moments.
  • Get likes, get mutations, get stronger - Getting those precious likes and levelling up your likability will be rewarded with an ever-changing roster of mutations to choose from including exploding bodies and big heads.
  • Unlock cool weapons - State of the art studio and proprietary technology will reanimate your body ensuring that you can try again and again, and again and again...Each run offers new challenges and new opportunities to gain fame, you'll also unlock crazy new cool weapons each time you die!
  • Burn everything! - Have you always dreamed of barbecuing monsters? If so, you've come to the right game show.
  • Escape before it’s too late - At the end of each room, deadly traps and explosives will start to fall, so hurry out before the studio self-destructs and takes you with it!

DeathRun TV is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on June 1, 2022, followed by PS5 at a later time.


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