As reported by the Inquisitr earlier, the game is loosely based on the 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 about Subaru's painfully repetitive death and rebirth. The makers have developed an entirely new storyline which is based on an anime called Another Episode with the Candidates for Next Ruler.
The backstory of Natsuki Subaru relies on the popular Isekai genre, which means the protagonists are transported to "another world." However, unlike any other hero in other Japanese manga or anime, Subaru doesn't gain superhuman strength or the ability to cast spells or even put up a decent fight. In fact, Subaru gains the painful ability of dying, only to resurrect at a preset point in the past. The anime showed how the inexperienced Subaru gains knowledge and insight through his painfully repetitive death sequences to get rid of the "Fate of Death" curse.
The trailer repeatedly mentions the date March 23, 2017. It has been noted in the past that the visual novel will be released on this date. 5pb also announced it would release a 11,340 yen limited edition of Re:ZERO Death or Kiss alongside the 8,100 yen standard edition of the game in Japan. However, the creators haven't confirmed if the visual novel will be available for other gaming consoles besides Sony's PS4 and PS Vita.
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The promotional video doesn't delve much into Subaru's ordinary past or his extraordinary journey in the fatalistic world where he meets Emilia and falls in love. As reported by the Inquisitr, Subaru ends up in the Kingdom of Lugnica in the visual novel. Players find themselves in the midst of a contest called the "Beauty Queen Election." The contest is participated by all the female characters introduced in the anime, namely Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.
The beauties are competing for a royal treasure called "Metia." A treasure beyond compare, the prize is supposed to have mystical powers. Besides bestowing good luck, the award winner would magically transform into royalty, who will be honored throughout the kingdom. Unfortunately, the award is cursed with "Fate of Death," and Subaru handles it. After fondling the Metia, Subaru has no option other than try and avoid death by securing a kiss from one of the main heroines, Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.
The gameplay is expected to be quite engaging as the player's progress depends on the choices the in-game character makes. The developers have promised endless hours of entertainment as each choice slightly alters the progress and outcome. The promotional video implied there could eight possible endings to the Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World - Death or Kiss game. The Japanese trailer, titled "Let's become a novelist," further hinted there could be eight endings, one each for Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.
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