After its initial reveal during PlayStation State of Play October 2021 and a few updates here and there, GungHo Online Entertainment and SUPERTRICK GAMES rolled out the proverbial red carpet for Deathverse: Let Him Die before its next launch.
The game, which will arrive on PlayStation systems on September 28 and on PC on October 5, will immerse players in a reality TV setting where they must fight to survive against 15 players and several other elements in a Death Jamboree that takes place from thousands of years after the original let it die.
Behind the scenes, the developers have been working to improve player feedback from previous open beta tests that have seen Deathverse pushed back into a fall release. Now they’re ready to give fans the full jamboree experience at launch with their free-to-play model that will welcome everyone to the show.
Right from the start, players will have access to Ranked Match, where they can compete in an intense showdown for bonkers while evading Hunters and surviving against other players. All GP earned in this mode will be converted into Ranking Points which will increase your star rating and help you reap better rewards.
There will also be the more casual Exhibition Match mode and custom hall games, although you’ll need a Platinum Jubilee Pass to host a hall for your own private Death Jamboree.
Speaking of passes, there will be three tiers for Deathverse combat bass system to pair with the F2P model of the game:
- Silver: Exclusive rewards and three levels in the next season.
- Gold: Exclusive rewards, 25 levels in the current season, a 10% bonus on XP gain and five levels in the following season.
- Platinum: Exclusive rewards, 25 levels in the current season, 20% bonus on XP gain, season login rewards for higher levels, possibility to organize chamber matches and five levels for the next season .
Like most F2P games, Deathverse will feature Death Metal, a premium currency used to purchase special limited-time items and the Battle Pass. It is the only premium currency available in the game, while Kill Coins can be earned by simply playing matches and are used for crafting materials and equipment.
Additionally, Material Tickets and special items called T-Chips can also be exchanged for certain crafting materials.
Basically, players will have to survive against each other, but there’s also that E at the end of PvPvE that they have to worry about.
In each Death Jamboree, powerful creatures called Cryptids will lurk in the arena and attack competitors while Hunters will also be in play as enemies who will actively hunt players. Each enemy has multiple types that exhibit different abilities, so learning their habits is key to survival.
This title wasn’t meant to be a PvPvE game at first, but the success of the original let it die and fan feedback on the enjoyment of the game despite some flaws led to the development of this new iteration, according to Deathverse director Shin Hideyuki.
“So it’s more of a spiritual sequel to let it die than a sequel in general,” Hideyuki said. “The worldview, mood, tension and colors are all inherited from let it die. But the gameplay is more that of a fighting game.
So whether you plan on running around a lot and relying on your robot companion Wilson to protect you from enemies or battling targets using weapons like a Katana and special Arms attachments, there are plenty of ways to tackle this new combat system.
There’s also plenty of content to come in future seasons of the show, with GungHo and the developers outlining a big roadmap that will run throughout the summer of 2023 that includes more hunters being added to the arena. , additional weapons, cup matches, a limited-time duo Death Match mode, cross-play between console and Steam, and much more.
Players can take part in the F2P Death Jamboree on September 28 on PS4 and PS5 or wait for the game to launch on PC on October 5.