GungHo Online Entertainment has released the fourth video in its series of Let It Die developer diaries.
This time, we’re introduced to the game’s characters. Here are the details, via the PlayStation Blog:
Uncle Death (voiced by Jukka Hilden)
The first major character you will encounter on your adventure. This arcade-dwelling, skateboarding-slash-golf enthusiast literally brings you into the world as he introduces you to his favorite game ever. Luckily, he also sticks around to act as your personal guide and cheerleader. Providing a helpful reference book, some basic tips, and color commentary on your most brutal kills, Uncle Death is never too far from the action.
He’s blunt, but also quick to compliment those who earn it. As a personal quirk, he insists on calling you “senpai” (a Japanese term of respect typically reserved for upperclassmen or those with more seniority) despite being about a thousand years your elder. Don’t let his appearance fool you, this reaper is anything but grim. At times, he can be downright wacky, but he does seem to enjoy this violent chaos a little too much…
Kiwako Seto (voiced by Daveigh Chase)
The newest recruit at the most successful (presumably only) post-apocalyptic insurance company in town, Direct Hell. Despite the death and destruction around her, Kiwako is quite skilled at her job and manages to maintain composure despite her surroundings. She does tend to get a bit too excited upon witnessing what she considers to be a “GRUESOMAZING” death, but she never lets that stop her from politely offering her company’s standard insurance policy. You know, the one that brings you back from the dead. It’s the best seller, naturally.
When she’s not busy working, Kiwako enjoys riding around on her signature scooter, the Yotsuyama Sick TNG, and posting new (likely gruesome) photos to her Pinstagram account, @kiwa.v_v.kiwa.
The Tower of Barbs can be a pretty messy place, especially with all the death and destruction players leave behind in their wake. Luckily, The Jackals are there to clean it up and look classy doing it. Former criminals and former champions of a top secret martial arts championship, they were hand-picked by the mysterious Yotsuyama Group.
As part of their “cleaning” duties, they are required to collect dead fighters. Highly-leveled fighters command a pretty hefty price, so their corpses (and remaining equipment) could be quite the desirable commodity for would-be scavengers. The Jackals are armed with equipment far superior to just about anything a player might come across in the tower, so interrupt their work at your own peril!
Jackal X (voiced by Verne Troyer)
A former gangster and violent brute. Short tempered and possessing the skill to back it up, his beam saber will make quick work of those foolish enough to bother him.
Jackal Y (voiced by Mark Rolston)
A former hitman and all around “cool guy.” He favors the more elegant beam gun when it’s time to dispatch his foes.
Jackal Z (voiced by Traci Lords)
The only female in the group, and her past is shrouded in mystery. Though, perhaps her biggest mystery is how she obtained such an insane level of skill with her complicated-yet-deadly beam yo-yo!
Let It Die is a free-to-play survival action game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and will launch for PlayStation 4 in 2016.
Watch the developer diary below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.