Death end re;Quest Code Z launches in the west in 2025

Idea Factory International has announced that Death end re;Quest Code Z will launch in the west in 2025 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The roguelike RPG will launch in Japan on September 19.

Code Z is referred to as the third entry of the Death End re;Quest series and a spin-off, due to a change in gameplay style. Key series characters like Shina Ninomiya and Mai Toyama will also return, but this game will feature a new protagonist named Sayaka Hiwatari. The gameplay system will also depart from the usual command-based battles to roguelike dungeons. Another notable feature will be extremely gory death scenes shown when the player gets a Game Over. There will be over 100 death endings available.

We've previously reported on the Code Z's gameplay systems and town features. In the west, the game will be available both digitally and at retail, featuring both English and Japanese voice tracks. A Limited Edition will be available on Idea Factory's storefront, but details will be shared at a later date.

A new trailer, description, and key artwork can be found below.

Idea Factory International announced at the IFI Summer Festival 2024 event that the new roguelike RPG, Death end re;Quest: Code Z, will be arriving physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch in 2025.

With character designer, Kei Nanameda, and scenario supervisor, Makoto Kedouin — writer for Corpse Party — back for the third installment of the Death end re;Quest series, where a new protagonist, Sayaka Hiwatari, enters a story of parallel universes where she is unable to decipher who's a friend or foe.

In the new Teaser Trailer, we are introduced to a familiar world where, around every corner and decision made, a death end is near.

What is the Death end re;Quest series?

A thrilling RPG in which a group of young people traverse a world tainted by bugs, death threatening them at every turn as they confront mysteries and danger. It is packed with despair-inducing Death Ends written by Makoto Kedouin, acclaimed writer of Corpse Party.

The first installment of the Death end re;Quest series launched on PlayStation 4 in 2018 (Japan) and 2019 (NA/Europe), and its sequel, Death end re;Quest 2, was released on PlayStation 4 in 2020 (Japan/NA/Europe).

Death end re;Quest: Code Z Story

Step into a tale of parallel universes...

Iris was born in World DE-1, a world that mirrors Earth in the 2000s. With her birth, a series of tragic loops was set in motion, which were gradually unraveled by the efforts of Arata Mizunashi and his team. With her goodwill restored, Iris created a copy of World DE-1 named World DE-1.5. Here, feuds gave way to friendship, each person a perfect cog in a perfect world. But a new crisis threatens the peace... A mysterious man has entered the fray, and he leads a group of people who look identical to the world's former heroes. Our new hero, Sayaka Hiwatari, confronts the rising chaos, where friends and foes seem impossible to distinguish.

And so the battle with another world enters a new phase.