At Sony’s PlayStation Experience 2016, GungHo Online Entertainment America and Grasshopper Manufacture announced that its hyper-violent free-to-play hack-and-slash survival action game, Let It Die is now digitally available only on PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe.
Let It Die is a chaotic and gory tour de force from Grasshopper,” said Kazuki Morishita, President and CEO, GungHo Online Entertainment. “We are proud to share with the world and our fans one of the bloodiest and most over-the-top games they will ever experience.”
Set in post-apocalyptic 2026 when a devastating global tectonic disturbance (Earth Rage) destroys and changes much of the world, Southwestern Tokyo split off into the ocean and became an island covered in fog. A giant spire-like structure pierced through the center of the island creating the twisted battleground known as The Tower of Barbs. Daring players will explore and ascend this mysterious tower, all the while fighting off ghastly enemies and horrific bosses, aided by the Grim Reaper, Uncle Death.
“Let It Die from start to finish is a mainline injection of adrenaline and mayhem,” said Hideyuki Shin, Director, Grasshopper Manufacture. “Our team spent countless hours to ensure we deliver quality gameplay experience, full of action, great content and memorable characters that gamers have come to expect from Grasshopper.”
It also features deep, multilayered asynchronous multiplayer in the form of “death data,” where other players’ dead bodies will reanimate into a “Hater”, a brutal AI opponent, who will roam other player’s games and use every tactic and weapon on hand to stop players in their tracks. If they manage to eliminate a Hater, players are able to loot the Hater for rare items to aid in their ascent up The Tower of Barbs. Players will eventually meet Tetsuo, an unsettling robotic NPC, who gives players the chance to join a team and perform raids on enemy bases to steal much needed resources.
Additionally, Let It Die also has an all-star lineup of voice actors, including Mark Hamill, who lends his voice as the game’s narrator, as well as Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Verne Troyer (Austin Powers), Steve Blum (Star Wars Rebels) Mark Rolston (Aliens), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live) and Tracy Lords (Blade).