Death end re;Quest Heads to Nintendo Switch December 24 in Japan

Death end re;Quest

Idea Factory and Compile Heart have announced action JRPG Death end re;Quest will be heading to Nintendo Switch in Japan.

The game is currently available on Windows PC (via Steam), and PlayStation 4. Now, the game is set to head to Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 24th. While far from confirmed, this may mean the Nintendo Switch version will get a western release. The Japanese Nintendo webpage for the game makes no mention of any new content.

Death end re;Quest sees video game programmer tracking down a lost colleague, discovering she is trapped in the game they were creating.  To escape the bug-riddled game, she must complete the game with a perfect ending- a task with only 1% chance of success.

Now they must work together with NPCs that blur the lines between reality and the virtual world, along with their dangers. Investigate both worlds, and fight against enemies by shifting the game’s genre.

You can find the Japanese announcement trailer below. Editor’s Note: Viewer discretion is advised.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.



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…

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 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!

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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.

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