Compile Heart recently released new details and media for the upcoming Death end re;Quest, detailing more NPCs within the game's fictional VRMMORPG World's Odyssey. The details and art, showing the characters in their standard forms and special Glitch forms, come with a new trailer for game viewable below.
The first of the new NPCs Al Astra is an upbeat novice adventurer with a higher level of consciousness than NPCs are supposed to have. Al joins up with Shina after Shina saves her. The second NPC is Clea Glaive, who again becomes more self-aware and joins Shina. Clea used to be a merchant, and is reliable if she has something to gain. Finally, Celica Clayton is a renowned adventurer, famous for being the closest to reaching the sky city of Odysseia, which appears once every 2,000 years in World Odyssey's lore. The new artwork shows these three characters as well as the previously detailed Shina Ninomiya, Lily Hopes, and Lucil Filarete.
Death end re;Quest follows two main protagonists, Shina Ninomiya and Arata Mizunashi, both employees of the developer behind World's Odyssey. Though the VRMMORPG is cancelled, Shina fins herself trapped within the game, while Arata attempts to rescue her from outside in the city of Sagami. Death end re;Quest is set to be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 on March 1, 2018. No announcement has been made regarding a western release.