Today the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu had the reveal of the newest JRPG by Compile Heart, titled Death end re;Quest.
The game is 55% complete, and it’s being developed by as a collaboration between many of the best developers from the publisher, on top of quite a few external ones. Interestingly, popular mangaka Kia Asamiya (author of well known manga like Silent Möbius and Compiler) is working on the monster design for the title.
The game comes with a Sword Art Online-ish premise in which the player is attempting to beat a game riddled with mysterious bugs that often have their own will, while some NPCs have developed a human-like heart, characters who cannot exist appear and mysterious urban legends add to the suspense.
The hero, Shin Mizunashi, suddenly receives a mail from a girl named Shiina Nininmiya, who mysteriously disappeared a year before. He discovers that Shiina is trapped in a VRMMORPG called Worlds – Odyssey” the development of which was canceled. Since Shiina is unable to log out, Shin decides to rescue her.
Interestingly, the game will be set both in the VRMMORPG and in the real world.
While we already know that Death end re;Quest will be a PS4 exclusive, no info were provided on when it’ll be released.
In the screenshots below (keep in mind that they’re from magazine scans, so the quality isn’t perfect), we can also see part of the cast of the game, including Shin and Shiina themselves, on top of a few of the waifus… ahem… NPCs that they’ll encounter. After all, this is still a Compile Heart game.