Death end re;Quest 2 will launch physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, and for PC via Steam on August 25 in North America and August 28 in Europe for $59.99, publisher Idea Factory International announced during the New Game+ Expo live stream.
The Idea Factory International Online Store will also sell a $99.99 limited edition of the PlayStation 4 version, which includes a copy of the game, hardcover art book, steel game case, novel, soundtrack, Wordsworth dorm bag, and exclusive trading card. Pre-orders will open at a later date.
A $9.99 Deluxe Pack will be available as an additional purchase for the PC version. It will include two digital art books (Character Art Collection & Backgrounds + Concept Sketches Collection, 26 pages total), six PC wallpapers (three resolutions per design), a digital soundtrack (24 tracks), and a Death end re;Quest 2 PC theme.
The PC version of Death end re;Quest 2 will contain the original Glitch costumes for the first game’s characters, as well as support for English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese subtitles. The first game’s characters only appear in their Glitch costumes during battles—not during event scenes or CGs.
Here is an overview of the game, via Idea Factory International:
Mai Toyama seeks an escape from her traumatic past. She becomes enrolled at Wordsworth, an all-girl’s dormitory situated in the small, mountainous town known as Le Choara where it was rumored that her sister, Sanae, was last seen. Hopeful, Mai seeks to find her kin, but she soon finds terrifying inhabitants which lurk throughout the town after dark. At night, Le Choara’s streets are filled with Shadow Matter—a horrific group of menacing creatures. Around every cobblestone corner, Mai discovers that her hope of finding her sister lies beneath the long-buried secrets which haunt Le Choara.
- Overkill Brings Huge Rewards – The Overkill system is an added feature where characters can stack damage beyond the health of an enemy for bonus experience! Try to inflict as much damage to all the monsters for bigger rewards.
- Beware of the Berserker – During dungeon exploration and battle, a faceless, black figure will appear out of nowhere. The figure will also display an area of attack once it appears. Mai and her squad must step away from the Berserker’s area of attack, as it will instantly kill anyone with one single blow. Run away from the Berserker in the dungeon or defeat all the existing monsters in the battlefield to escape!
- Day n’ Night – Mai will need to explore the town of Le Choara during the day and speak with the townspeople to find out clues as to where her sister is. By night, Mai will fight her way through dark creatures stylized in a turn-based RPG. Experience the story through the lens of a visual novel during the day and battle it out against horrific creatures by night!
- Don’t Call it a Knockback – The Knockback system is back in Death end re;Quest 2, but this time, Mai and her squad can smack Shadow Matter even harder! Combo your attacks by flinging monsters to other party members!
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.