Japanese developer Compile Heart announced a new title, Death end re;Quest. The game is being developed under the Galapagos RPG label, which was previously used for Fairy Fencer F and Omega Quintet, and will be released in Japan exclusively for PlayStation 4. A release date has not been announced.
Death end re;Quest is set in the near future and involves a fictional VRMMORPG named World’s Odyssey. Protagonist Arata Mizunashi receives an e-mail from a woman named Shiina Ninomiya, who disappeared a year ago and is supposedly trapped inside the game, which ceased development sometime before and is full of bugs. Death end re;Quest will feature a turn-based battle system including counterattacks, evading, and knock-backs, as well as an element where staying too long in the game causes the player to be infected by bugs.