Announced in a trailer that opened Sony's Oct. 27 State of Play show Wednesday, Deathverse: Let It Die is free-to-play title coming to PlayStation 4 and PS5 in Spring 2022.
A surprising successor to Let It Die — the survival action, free-to-play roguelike that initially released in 2016 — Deathverse: Let It Die has the same team behind it with developer Supertrick Games and publisher GungHo Online Entertainment.
Deathverse: Let It Die Announced, Coming Spring 2022
Looking to build off of the momentum of its originator, as well as some change things up, Deathverse: Let It Die will focus on the multiplayer survival action genre, where players will fight each other in PvPvE combat.
Deathverse: Let It Die takes place hundreds of years after the events of its predecessor, and invites players to join in on the action of a smash-hit reality TV show called "Death Jamboree," where contestants compete to become a rising star.
A concept that has been notoriously popularized by the show Squid Game in recent weeks, Death Jamboree similarly recruits young people from around the world with promises of massive prize money. It takes place in a virtual world known as the Deathverse, which was originally created by the Yotsuyama Group as a final destination for people’s souls. There, the participants are instructed to crush their rivals for the show's fanatical viewing audience.
All contestants are outfitted with a special “Wilson” unit, a robotic device that assists in combat made possible by cutting-edge technology.
Wilson units can transform into drone and weapon forms, and serve the following roles:
- Transforming into a weapon when the player attacks an enemy
- Deploying a protective shield in drone form
- Shooting electric bullets to stun enemies
- Activating skills
Players will be able to customizer their fighters with cosmetics that fit their personality and style via in-game purchases and season passes, with more details set to come down the line.