Famitsu has gone up with the first details and screenshots of Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Death or Kiss, 5pb.‘s newly announced visual novel for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
Here are the details:
Eight endings are being prepared for Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.
A competition featuring the Next Ruler Candidates of the Kingdom of Lugnica is being held in the Imperial City of Lugnica. It is called the “Beauty Queen Election.” Where various factors, such as “glamour” and “elegance,” determine victory or defeat in the overall judgment. A prelude to the Ruler Election, so to speak, the winner will be given a “treasure said to bring about good luck (Metia),” their name and honor will become known among the people, and they will become the person closest to a ruler at the present time. Each party declares its participation all at once, and the Imperial City makes merry!
Subaru was helping prepare for the tournament since the day before, but mistakenly kisses the treasure that is to be the prize. And then, he hears a voice… “Sacrifice thy blood. And as compensation, bestow the divine protection of a kiss from the opposite sex. Should you tell others of this curse, unbearable misfortune will fall upon you.” As it turned out, the treasure meant to be the winner’s prize was cursed!
Subaru, visited by the misfortune of the curse, “returns by death.” Considering this power too great to handle on his own, he seeks help from Beatrice, and learns that the only way to break the curse is by getting a “kiss.” In order to break the curse, Subaru must get closer with Emilia and company, and interfere with the tournament in order to prevent the cursed treasure from falling into the hands of another—.
Gain Trust and a Kiss
Subaru is cursed to die unless he gets a kiss. Moreover, since the conditions dictate it be a “heartfelt” kiss, Subaru must get closer with the heroines in order to avoid death. The choices you make during events are the key to avoiding death. Using a variety of methods, Subaru will gain the heroines’ trust and, eventually, a kiss.
Lead the Heroines to Victory
To prevent the spread of the curse, Subaru must obtain the competition prize himself. For that reason, he must lead the heroine he supports to victory. To earn a higher amount of votes for his supported heroine, her popularity must also rise. Using his modern-day knowledge, can Subaru gain an upper hand in the election?
Also, in leading his supported heroine to victory, Subaru’s relationship with them will deepen. In other words, a victory in the election will equal a kiss, allowing Subaru to avoid death.
Have a look at the screenshots below:
Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Death or Kiss is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on March 23. It will cost 8,100 yen for the standard version, 7,560 yen for the download version, and 11,340 yen for the limited edition.