Death end re;Quest North American and European Releases Slated for February 2019

Death end re;Quest is finally hitting PS4 on February 19 in North America and February 22 in Europe, according to Idea Factory

on November 8, 2018 10:45 PM

We’ve known since July that Compile Heart’s Death end re;Quest for PS4 was coming West, but today we learned exactly when it releasing. During a press event, publisher Idea Factory revealed that Death end re;Quest will be releasing on February 19 in North America and February 22 in Europe.

Death end re;Quest has a fairly novel premise, following video game programmer Arata Mizunashi as he attempts to save his former co-worker, Shina Ninomiya, who is trapped in a game they created together called World’s Odyssey. Shina must beat the game in order to escape, but starts to find some chilling similarities to the real world as time goes on. This premise allows the game to play around with genre cliches.

Death end re;Quest’s fights within the fictional game can even turn into a first-person shooter or fighting game ordeals depending on what the player chooses. There will also be several endings to encourage multiple playthroughs. This latest trailer, which also reveals the release date, highlights the Triact System, Field Bugs, Glitch Mode, and the Knockback System; meanwhile, new screenshots focus on battle UI.

The February release date puts Death end re;Quest right in the middle of what is currently one of 2019’s busiest months. In Europe, it’s even launching the same day as Metro: Exodus and Anthem. Fortunately, this game’s target audience is fairly niche and separate from those titles, so it shouldn’t be much of an issue. As for other Japanese games coming that month, western players can look forward to Jump Force, Dead or Alive 6, and God Eater 3 while Japanese players can add Wizard’s Symphony, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and Shinsou Noise to that list.

You can check out the latest trailer and screenshots below. Death end re;Quest is releasing in North America on Feburary 19 and Europe on February 22. It is exclusive to PS4 in both regions.


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