GungHo Online Entertainment have announced multiplayer melee survival action game Deathverse: Let it Die.
Deathverse: Let it Die will be free-to-play, and launches Spring 2022 for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
A sequel set hundreds of years after Let it Die, players once again enter into a game of death against weird and wonderful psychopaths, arm themselves with whatever they can find, and this time must put on a good show to earn greater benefits. As explained on PlayStation Blog, the Death Jamboree reality TV show is designed by the Yotsuyama Group as the final destination for people’s souls, for massive cash prizes.
Players, and all contestants, have a Wilson unit that helps them in battle by transforming between weapon and drone forms, and using various skills. Additional forms can be unlocked by upgrading the Wilson, though how this is done is a secret for now. Though players can find costumes via the sponsors of Death Jamboree, and their character via in-game purchases and season passes.
The game also promises survival-type battles, and “depending on the season, limited-time game modes are also available.” Players will fight on an uninhabited island infected with SPLithium. While a valuable energy source, powering the Wilsons and more, it produces toxic waste once used. This has caused mutant plants and animals called UMA to contend with.
The main characters we see in the trailer are Bryan Zemeckis, the man in charge of Death Jamboree (taking over as a special request from someone), and QueenB (real name Brenda Miller, former champion). However, the strange figure that appeared in the middle of the match is Hunter G. Hunters are invincible predators that appear to pursue fighters.
The developer this time is Supertrick Games, rather than Grasshopper Manufacture. Recently, NetEase Games acquired Grasshopper Manufacture from GungHo Online Entertainment. We shall keep you informed as we learn more.
You can find the State of Play trailer below.