'Re:ZERO' Video Game 'Death Or Kiss' Price, Launch Date, Platforms, And Gameplay Revealed: A Battlefield Of Emotions For Subaru, Ram, Rem, Emilia, And Other ‘Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’ Anime Girl Characters

Patrick Frye

Re:ZERO -- Starting Life in Another World anime is being developed into a console-quality game. Interestingly, the gameplay will not focus on intense and epic battles, but the story's hero, Natsuki Subaru, will still have to try and avoid dying repeatedly and skillfully make his way through multiple quests of the heart.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the game is loosely based on author Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka's Re:ZERO light novel series. However, the developers have drawn a singular aspect from the anime: Subaru's painfully repetitive death and rebirth. For the Re:ZERO -- Starting Life in Another World -- Death or Kiss game, the makers have come up with an entirely new storyline based on an anime called Another Episode with the Candidates for Next Ruler.

After kissing the Metia, Subaru has no other option than to try and avoid death by securing a kiss from one of the main heroines: Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch. Subaru learns about the basics of the curse from Beatrice and realizes he must get a kiss. Beatrice explains that a simple kiss won't work. In order to avoid death and rebirth in an endless loop, Subaru must win an affectionate and passionate peck from one of the fair maidens.

The developers claim the key to progressing in the game is the choices Subaru makes in various stages or levels. If he makes a wrong choice, Subaru ends up dead and re-spawns at a pre-defined checkpoint,"only to relive the story and hopefully go on making the right choices until he wins a kiss "from the heart." In order to ensure access to the cursed royal treasure, Subaru will have to support and back a heroine of his choice. Moreover, he will have to ensure the heroine he backs wins the popularity polls. In the meantime, he will have to also work on his courtship and socializing skills to get emotionally closer to the leading ladies as he helps them win.

The makers even promised that the game will have eight different endings depending on the choices Subaru makes. Needless to say, this aspect significantly boosts the value of the game and allows players to experiment with multiple choices that change the outcome.

The standard edition is expected to be priced at $80 (8,100 Yen), while the downloadable version will be slightly cheaper ($75 or 7,560 Yen). Hardcore fans of the Re:ZERO anime can buy the limited edition of the game, which is priced at $111 (11,340 Yen).

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