New Zealand PlayStation Store States Deathloop will Launch May 5, 2021


A listing on the New Zealand PlayStation Store states a new release date for Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios’ Deathloop.

As previously reported, the game takes place on the island of Blackreef, an island full of debauchery and chaos. An assassin known as Colt however, is stuck in a timeloop with everyone trying to kill him.

Colt is still trying to reach his target; Aleksis Doresy, the “Alpha Wolf.” Along with Aleksis, Colt must kill eight “Visionaries” in one night, before the loop resets or rival assassin Julianna Blake kills him.

The game was last officially announced to launch Q2 2021 for Windows PC, and PlayStation 5. However, a listing for the game on the New Zealand PlayStation store notes the game’s release date as May 5th, 2021.

At this time of writing, there has been no official word from Bethesda Softworks, and the game’s listing on the US PlayStation Store  states the game’s release date as “to be confirmed.”

In earlier news, Microsoft will honor the timed console exclusivity for Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo; after Microsoft acquired Zenimax Media and Bethesda Softworks

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

Take part in the eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins.

Take on the role of Colt as you search for a way to put an end to a timeloop trapping Blackreef while being hunted by the island’s inhabitants.

Use powerful weapons and abilities to take out eight key targets across the stunning and chaotic island before the day resets.

Lurking in the shadows is rival assassin Julianna whose sole mission is to take Colt out and keep the loop going. Learn from each cycle, try new paths and approaches to break the loop once and for all.

Key features

Signature Arkane gameplay

Fight to survive a deadly game of hunter vs hunted as you immerse yourself in first-person action armed with a powerful roster of otherworldly powers and savage weaponry. Choose your preferred playstyle, from sneaking your way through each level to barrelling gun-first into the fight.

Blend single-player and multiplayer gameplay

Experience the main story as Colt as attempts to break the loop and earn his freedom. You can also take control of rival assassin Julianna, sneaking into another player’s campaign and keeping him imprisoned in the loop by killing him. The multiplayer experience is optional, and players can choose to have Julianna controlled by AI within their campaign.

Knowledge is power

Each new loop in is an opportunity to learn from the past and adapt. Finding clues and uncovering hints is key to taking out targets before the day resets. Discover relationships, learn schedules and do whatever it takes to gain the necessary knowledge. Apply what you’ve learned in previous loops to devise other new strategies and eventually reach your targets.

The island of Blackreef

Explore Arkane’s artful world of multiple pathways and emergent gameplay as you immerse yourself in DEATHLOOP’s stunning, retro-future, ‘60s-inspired environment. Blackreef is a stylish wonderland imprisoning Colt, a world ruled by decadence where death has no meaning, and delinquents party forever while keeping him captive.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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