Death end re;Quest Opening Movie Released

By Mike Sousa on October 10, 2018, 4:40PM EDT

Idea Factory International has released the opening movie for the upcoming turn-based RPG Death end re;Quest. The Opening Movie trailer sets the stage of the mysterious, mind-bending World Odyssey (W.O.D.), as well as a short introduction to the characters players will run into.

Death end re;Quest follows the story of Arata Mizunashi, a video game programmer who receives a notification from an email sent to him by Shina Ninomiya, a colleague of his who went missing nearly one year ago. Together, they worked to create World’s Odyssey (W.O.D.), an immersive virtual landscape powered by breathtaking, state-of-the-art technology. That is, until Shina's sudden disappearance put a swift halt to production. Arata discovers the startling revelation that Shina Ninomiya was stuck inside of “W.O.D.” the whole time. When Arata delves hurriedly back into the lines of code haunting his forsaken project, he realizes that his game is now ravaged by an infestation of bugs, and that Shina is its only active player.

Arata soon learns that a nefarious force prevents him from extracting Shina out of the game. Her only way out? She must complete the game to unlock the perfect ending—an outcome with a success rate of 1%. On their journey, they encounter a slew of NPC characters that blur perceptions of humanity and A.I.-technology, setting into a motion a thrilling narrative that calls into question the differences between the virtual world and ours.

Death end re;Quest will launch in early 2019 exclusively on PS4.

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