Those who enjoy Compile Heart JRPGs but prefer a portable experience have one more reason to celebrate with the reveal of Death End re;Quest for Nintendo Switch.
For now, the announcement is only for the Japanese market, where the game will launch on December 24 at the lowered price of 3,800 yen.
At the moment, Idea Factory International, the western arm of the developer, has not made an announcement about a western version, but it’s likely to come at some point.
You can watch the trailer below, showing off the characters populating the game.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it was originally launched for PS4 in 2018 and then moved on to PC in 2019. Now it’s finally launching on Nintendo’s console.
A sequel already released for both PS4 and PC.
Below you can read an official description from the western version.
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…
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? – Jump between reality and in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the 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. Successfully achieving the true ending will require players to tread carefully, as every turn can ultimately lead to disaster.
Turn-Based RPGs Flipped Upside Down – In this turn-based command battle system, players can roam freely and duke it out with glitched-out bugs. Smack devious bugs into your party members and walls for devasting combos and even change the game’s genre from fighting, shooting, slot, puzzle, and billiards! Assist your party members by utilizing powerful party buffs and flagging enemies with debuffs.
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 Shina escape a game universe filled with infected bosses and mesmerizing environments!