Re:ZERO Video Game 'Death or Kiss' Storyline: Subaru’s Battles Are Still Fatalistic But The Battlefield Is Emotions And A Kiss From Ram, Rem, Emilia, Or Other ‘Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’ Anime Girl Characters Is Goal

Patrick Frye

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World anime is just few episodes shy of wrapping up its first season, However, the series has already managed to get millions of Japanese anime and manga fans hooked to the intense human emotions it so deftly handles. Now the makers have promised a game that's loosely based on the concept, and fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Death or Kiss.

Built on the tried and tested formula of "being whisked away to a fantastical world" and generously blessed with epic battles and heroic personas, Re:ZERO Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu- will now have a game that merely borrows a singular element from the original anime, but is promised to have an entirely new storyline and plot. The makers of the anime and the developers of the game have kept a tight lid on development of the game, but details are now steadily trickling out, including its origin storyline.

The Re:ZERO game, however, expects the players to know the backstory or how Subaru ends up in the Kingdom of Lugnica. Players find themselves in the midst of a contest called the "Beauty Queen Election." The contest, organized by the kingdom, is participated in by all the female characters introduced in the anime, namely Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch. The judges are expected to crown the beauty queen based on multiple characteristics, including splendor and elegance, apart from other traits and skills.

Though Subaru is the true hero of Re:ZERO, he is merely helping with the preparations ahead of the tournament. For some unknown reason, he decides to see for himself what the fantastic award is, and ends up accidentally kissing the royal treasure. Upon handling the treasure, Subaru hears a booming voice that says:

"Thou shall give your blood… in exchange for protection; a kiss from the opposite sex is needed. Should you communicate to others about this curse, unbearable misfortune shall be bestowed upon you."

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Death or Kiss promises to be an emotionally engaging game and may not include blood and gore that's normally associated with games that draw inspiration from Japanese manga and anime.

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