Compile Heart has released new information, screenshots, and video of Death end re;Quest, its upcoming PlayStation 4 RPG set in an online game corroded by bugs.
The new video, dubbed “Save the Enigma Company! Death end re;Quest Pre-Order Campaign,” introduces the in-game developer Enigma Games, which created the virtual reality MMORPG “World’s Odyssey” in which the game is set. In the game’s story, the director of “World’s Odyssey” suddenly disappeared and the project came to a halt. Now faced with a shortage of funds, the company is on the verge of bankruptcy. However… (here’s where the pre-order campaign speak comes in) a new RPG project called Death end re;Quest was brought in from a certain publisher, and if it does well, Enigma Games will be saved.
The pre-order campaign runs from November 27 to January 31. Here are the ranks, which we assume are based on pre-order numbers:
- Rank D: Big Deficit – Bonus: None
- Rank C: Deficit Reducing – Bonus: PC wallpaper
- Rank B: Somewhat of a Deficit, Still Doesn’t Want to Die – Bonus: PC Wallpaper + Item Set DLC
- Rank A: Recoup Surplus, Managed to Survive – Bonus: PC Wallpaper + Item Set DLC + PS4 Theme
- Rank S: Big Surplus, Death end Completely Avoided – Bonus: PC Wallpaper+ Item Set DLC + PS4 Theme + Swimsuit Costume DLC
- Rank SS: Super Surplus, Project a Huge Success!! – Bonus: PC Wallpaper+ Item Set DLC + PS4 Theme + Swimsuit Costume DLC + Compile Heart to Release the Virtual Reality MMORPG “World’s Odyssey”
(Editor’s Note regarding Rank SS: Your guess is as good as mine as to whether that means Compile Heart really plans to release “World’s Odyssey” as its own, separate game.)
Here are the new game details:
House of Beginnings
The place where Shina awakens at the beginning of the story. It is a small house on the outskirts of Heartis where Shina awakens and loses her prior memories. Although the scenery outside of the house is peaceful, if you look up to the sky, the sky has split as if a giant hole had opened, possibly caused by bugs.
Heartis Royal Palace
The palace where the royal family of Heartis, the greatest nation in the world of “World’s Odyssey,” lives. Even after it was corroded by bugs, it luxury and glamour remains preserved. However, there does not seem to be any people remaining within the royal palace, and with the Martyrs becoming rampant, there are some who were originally Heartis soldiers, but were transformed and have come to attack. Lily Hopes is the princess of Heartis, and seemingly lived in this royal palace, but it appears that it cannot be said that she was very happy.
Strufil Royal Shipyard
A shipyard located in the ocean nation Strufil. Built on the coast, it is a large-scale facility that docks many ships. Before the world was corroded by bugs, the shipyard was overflowing with energy and many workers worked here, but now there is nobody here and the shipyard has an ominous appearance. While it is a shipyard, the facility also has various functionalities, and new paths may open by making skillful use of them.
A forest where the elves live. The forest was made to make those who visit lose their way, as the elves who oppose other races live deep within the forest. For that reason, it is difficult to reach the elf settlement unless you are an elf. At the center of the forest is a giant tree that is the source of their magical power. And within the forest are the remains of a legacy inherited by the elves from ancient times that operates with magical power. This legacy exists in various locations all over the world and is rumored to be related to the “Sky City” that adventurers aim to reach, and is also Shina and company’s final objective.
Compile Heart has shared samples of the following tracks:
If you didn’t catch them before, Compile Heart previously shared these tracks:
Death end re;Quest will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 1, 2018 for 7,776 yen at retail and 6,912 yen via download.
View the screenshots at the gallery.