AndyKazama

Death end re;Quest 2 Announced (Update 8)

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IMO, DERQ became CH's finest self-contained product. (Haven't yet played Varnir, mind.) This extends to the plot; as such, I am /highly/ curious if 2 will expand on Shina's realm - be it her Earth, or World's Odyssey - or introduce a new backdrop. I somewhat expect the latter. Also hope as a personal preference it resists the urge to lean too heavily into torture porn w/ events...

 

But yeah! Surprised, for sure, yet I am down! ^^ Nice to see Compa's broadening.

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Ahhh, I'm so happy to hear that! Death end re;quest is such a great game with a gorgeous art design! Hope the second game will be as good as the first one!

My only concern is sonys censorship. Mary Skelter 2 didn't make it to PS4 in any way after the censor problems, so hopefully they don't prevent DerQ2 to get a PS4 release 🤔

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Damn, I haven't even played the first game yet :(

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It's rather interesting to see Compile Heart branching out and building up their newer original IP. I really liked Death End Re;Quest, but I do have to say that it surprised me - pleasantly - that we are getting DERQ2 before a new mainline Neptunia installment. It's almost as if Neptunia has fizzled out a little?

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Just started the 1st game, and it is great so far, looking forward for this one.

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Looks like I'll need to get around to playing the first game. It definitely looks interesting, so it's nice to know there will be a second one to play if I enjoy the first. 

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Haven't had the time or money to play the first game but plan to. This news will probably bump that up sooner.

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Nice, I had a hell of good time with the 1st game. looking forward to the sequel.

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Not really surprised with it to be honest, Makoto Kedouin writes stuff constantly it's almost like he is bloated with words.

 

I thought the first one was okay, passable so not sure what to think in terms of should I give it another go or not.

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Dangit, I still need to play the first one.  Well good to know the game was popular enough to get a sequel.

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That's good news. Still need to play the first game, but from what I've seen so far, it's going to be entertaining.

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New info courtesy of a Gematsu update: https://gematsu.com/2019/07/death-end-request-2-announced-for-ps4

 

  • The game takes place in a fictional, South-east European town called Liz Soara.
  • The three main characters are living in a women's dormitory; their names are Mai Touyama, Rotten Dollheart (okay...?), and Liliana Piata.
  • There's much more of a focus on occult horror than in the first game. The main plot centres around mysterious disappearances in the dormitory.
  • The first game's heroine Shina Ninomiya returns, as well as Lydia Nolan and Summer Life. You don't need knowledge of the first game's plot in order to enjoy the second one, however.
  • There's a "sense of realism" to the game design, whatever that means.
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3 hours ago, Isilith said:

New info courtesy of a Gematsu update: https://gematsu.com/2019/07/death-end-request-2-announced-for-ps4

 

  • The game takes place in a fictional, South-east European town called Liz Soara.
  • The three main characters are living in a women's dormitory; their names are Mai Touyama, Rotten Dollheart (okay...?), and Liliana Piata.
  • There's much more of a focus on occult horror than in the first game. The main plot centres around mysterious disappearances in the dormitory.
  • The first game's heroine Shina Ninomiya returns, as well as Lydia Nolan and Summer Life. You don't need knowledge of the first game's plot in order to enjoy the second one, however.
  • There's a "sense of realism" to the game design, whatever that means.

 

Added to the original post. So glad there are returning characters. I would have like to have seen others as well, but I think they'll keep that as a surprise!

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Trailer up in OP. Shina looking different. 

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Another news bite, chief takeaways below: https://www.siliconera.com/2019/08/28/death-end-request-2-details-whats-new-for-the-battle-system/

 

  • "Gridge" style activates under curse contamination & confers cheat-esque powerups
  • Same combat setup confirmed: trio party turn-based/speed-order
  • Few spoiler-y morsels under the bullets
Spoiler

Yurisa, Hinata, Kaede, Svetlana, and Chloe - aka, the RL controllers of Lily, Al, Clea, Lucil, and Celica - "are expected to" return. They'd join Shina to complete DERQ's cast of 6 real-world players.

 

The phrasing for viable connection between curses and cheats makes me wonder which ending the sequel shall follow, especially in terms of the fusion of World's Odyssey with reality and the future purpose for Ludens. Shina's ending presumed likeliest, but I wouldn't put it past CH to speedball past any tenuous continuity. Here's hoping for clarity and cohesion.

 

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@Larx thank you for updating the thread! I hope this brings more eyeballs to the game I consider in my top 5 of the year. Yeah, that high in my books.

 

Excited for a particular elf, adventure and princess to return! Especially elf.

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3 hours ago, Larx said:

JPN release date = 13th of February, 2020.

 

https://gematsu.com/2019/11/death-end-request-2-launches-february-13-2020-in-japan

 

Since the first DERQ took several months to localize, I'd optimistically peg the sequel Q3 2020 for the West.

Literally read this a second before coming here to post. Thank you for your support :)

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forgot how to use english for a second
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19 minutes ago, AndyKazama said:

Literally read this a second before coming here to post. Thank you for your support :)

 

Sure thing, you are welcome! My SO and I each consider DERQ a top 5 contender for 2019, and the sequel handily ought to become a Day One pickup~ :) Here's to hoping Compile's expanded efforts beyond HDN pay off.

 

(Heyyy, I spy that edit - you chaps invented the language, handle with care :P)

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3 minutes ago, Larx said:

 

Sure thing, you are welcome! My SO and I each consider DERQ a top 5 contender for 2019, and the sequel handily ought to become a Day One pickup~ :) Here's to hoping Compile's expanded efforts beyond HDN pay off.

 

(Heyyy, I spy that edit - you chaps invented the language, handle with care :P)

I got too excited and hammered the keys. Hoping the Iffy store LE also gets posters.

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10 hours ago, AndyKazama said:

See edit for new info

tidbit from site. Shina Figure: Pre order link: https://www.play-asia.com/death-end-request-17-scale-pre-painted-figure-shina-ninomiya/13/70d4uh

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Death end re; Quest "Shino Ninomiya": 01

 

 

Yes, I audibly gasped when I spotted that Shina figure a couple days ago, and I subsequently actually preordered her yesterday from Play-Asia! (Thank goodness for steady full-time income.) I never would have dreamed a non-Neptunian CH figurine would produce anytime soon, but her existence pleases the heck out of me nonetheless. :) You a collector or interested at all?

 

Also, the new info sounds as though the trio of gals have endured much, geez.... I really hope for timely moments of levity and camaraderie between all the struggles. DERQ 1 largely pulled off that balance.

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Exciting news! still waiting for the 1st one to go on sale though...

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