The annual series of gaming festivals, PAX East, has just kicked off its 2016 season, and one of the most impressive-looking games to debut gameplay at the event is GungHo Online Entertainment's Let It Die. Check out the brand-new teaser trailer released for Let It Die:
The upcoming hack-and-slash action game has seen a long development history beginning back in 2013 and going all the way to today. After some bumps along the road and a major change in the story, Let It Die is finally closer to release, and now that audiences have finally got a hands-on demo of the game, there is much more reason to be hyped for the game.
Let's take a look at some of the biggest reasons to be excited for this game:
1. Suda51 is producing it.
Goichi Suda, aka Suda51, is well known for being involved in the production of some of the most bizarre and wildly innovative games of the last decade, including Killer7, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw. A lot of what's in the gameplay definitely evokes fond memories of Suda's previous games, ranging from some of the humorous moments to the graphics. The primary director of the Let It Die is Grasshopper Manufacture's Nobutaka Ichiki, who previously directed No More Heroes 2 with Suda.
2. The game's death mechanic is one of the most original ever.
During Sony's E3 Event in 2014, Suda stated in an interview that once a player dies, their character will be revived in another player's game. These avatars will become villains for other players in the massive online experience, which signals a major change in Suda's typical game designing. Suda has stated that it's okay for players to die repeatedly, as that's part of the game's identity.
3. The game world is incredibly detailed.
Whether players are looking up at the ominous tower they will have to fight their way up, or fighting waves of enemy baddies, there is no denying the sharp detail that went into developing these images. As players walk through the creepy deserted amusement park in the demo, they will come across some disturbing enemies that are unlike anything seen in previous games, including a giant boss enemy that uses vibrations to track the player and dead bodies to attack the player.
4. The control scheme is super smooth.
As with all action games, players hope that the controls are easy to use for when it comes to the big battles, and with Let It Die, they can rest at ease. The PlayStation 4 exclusive uses every bit of its controller, and it's a very user-friendly control scheme. Personally, I prefer my Xbox One over the PS4 every day of the week, but even for my first time using the PS4 controller, I had no issue adjusting to the controls and fighting through the tough waves of enemies, even finding it easy to heal myself with the controller's track pad during the middle of a fight. Anyone who's familiar with previous Suda games or with the PS4 will have no problems learning the control scheme, and it makes the game even more fun to not have to worry about dealing with clunky controls.
5. It's Free-To-Play.
Yes, you read that right. GungHo Entertainment is well-known for their online game services, as well as releasing one of the most popular free-to-play mobile games, Puzzles & Dragons. While it hasn't been announced yet whether or not there will be in-game payments for Let It Die, it still is an enticing offer to release the game for free. Unfortunately for Xbox owners, the game is only a PlayStation exclusive. Even as an Xbox supporter, I can say that this game makes me want to pick up a PS4 just for this game alone.
The release date for Let It Die has yet to be announced, but it is expected to be released sometime in 2016.