Death Come True

Death Come True[a] is a 2020 interactive film adventure game developed by Too Kyo Games and Esquadra and published by IzanagiGames for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Windows, and PlayStation 4. The game was written and directed by Kazutaka Kodaka, better known as the creator of the Danganronpa series.

Death Come True
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Japanese PlayStation 4 box art
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)IzanagiGames
Director(s)Kazutaka Kodaka
Producer(s)Shinsuke Umeda
Programmer(s)Kazuya Honda
Writer(s)Kazutaka Kodaka
Composer(s)Masafumi Takada
EngineUnity
Platform(s)
ReleaseAndroid, iOS
  • WW: June 25, 2020
Nintendo Switch
  • NA: June 24, 2020
  • JP: June 25, 2020
  • EU: June 26, 2020
  • AU: June 27, 2020
Windows
  • WW: July 17, 2020
PlayStation 4
TBA
Genre(s)Adventure, interactive film
Mode(s)Single-player

SynopsisEdit

Death Come True is an interactive film adventure game in which the player is tasked with finding clues and uncovering the truth of the protagonist's actions.[1][2] The player has the ability to "time leap" with Karaki, who can be sent to the past.[3]

StoryEdit

The game's plot follows Makoto Karaki (Kanata Hongō) as he wakes up in a strange hotel room after having lost all of his memories. When turning on the television, he finds out that he is a serial killer.[2][3][4]

As Karaki investigates the hotel, he finds it impossible to leave as all of the exits are sealed. He also meets two police investigators, Akane Sachimura (Chiaki Kuriyama) and Nozomu Kuji (Win Morisaki) who are investigating him on the suspicion that he is a serial killer wanted for strangling numerous women. However, Karaki finds himself inexplicably drawn to Sachimura. After dying several times in the course of his investigations, Karaki eventually begins to recover some of his memories and confronts the hotel Concierge (Yuki Kaji), questioning if the hotel is even real. The Concierge reveals that the hotel is actually a virtual reality space created by the "Come True" system, which is capable of recreating memories from living or deceased individuals that others can view through virtual reality reconstruction. While intended for the treatment of mental illnesses, the Come True is secretly being used for police investigations. Karaki himself is actually another Investigator who connected the real Karaki and Sachimura, both deceased in the real world, to find the truth behind Sachimura's death.

The Concierge then warns the Investigator that an unknown party is hacking Come True in an attempt to delete the hotel, which also caused the Investigator to lose his memories and mistakenly believe himself to be Karaki. The Concierge suggests that the Investigator escape the hotel, which he always had the choice to do whenever he dies. However, the Investigator continues his search for the truth. With more of his memories coming back, he and Sachimura confront Kuji, suspecting him to be Sachimura's real killer. Sachimura suspected Kuji of corruption, so he made a deal with Karaki to murder her in return for passage out of the country, but Kuji betrayed him and killed him instead. The hacker, the real Kuji, then appears and admits that he is indeed guilty. However, he gives the Investigator a proposition. Rather than return to the real world and reveal Kuji's crimes, he can instead stay in the virtual world with Sachimura forever.

If the Investigator chooses to stay in the virtual world, Kuji escapes, though he warns the pair not to leave the hotel since the virtual world outside is unknown. The Investigator and Sachimura decide to leave the hotel, and live happily together in an unstable virtual world created from Sachimura's memories.

If the Investigator chooses to leave the virtual world, he follows clues left behind by Sachimura to find the evidence she gathered proving Kuji's corruption. As a result, Kuji is arrested and investigated for his involvement in Sachimura's murder and the killings performed by Karaki.

Development and releaseEdit

Death Come True was developed by Too Kyo Games and Esquadra and published by IzanagiGames, written and directed by Kazutaka Kodaka with music by Masafumi Takada.[1][5][6][7] Esquadra was responsible for the primary development work.[8] It was released for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch on June 24 in Japan, June 25 in North America,[9] June 26 in Europe, and June 27, 2020 in Australia.[10] It was also released for Windows on July 17, 2020, and for PlayStation 4 at a later date.[11][12]

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticiOS: 72/100[13]
NS: 75/100[14]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Famitsu34/40[15]
Pocket Gamer     [16]
TouchArcade     [17]
RPGFan75%[18]

Death Come True was generally well received by critics on Nintendo Switch,[14] while the iOS version saw mixed reviews.[13]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Japanese: デスカムトゥルー Hepburn: Desu Kamu Turū

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wakeling, Richard (9 December 2019). "Death Come True Is A New Mystery FMV Game From The Creator Of Danganronpa". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Moyse, Chris (10 December 2019). "Death Come True outlines plot and 2020 Japanese release window". Destructoid. Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b Romano, Sal (15 December 2019). "Death Come True to be released for PS4, Switch, PC, iOS, and Android". Gematsu. Archived from the original on 15 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ Donovan, Imogen (11 December 2019). "Death Come True "interactive content" to come in multiple languages and to multiple platforms". VideoGamer.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  5. ^ Romano, Sal (14 December 2019). "Death Come True teaser trailer, music composed by Masafumi Takada". Gematsu. Archived from the original on 10 January 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Death Come True launches in June in Japan, third teaser trailer". Gematsu. Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  7. ^ @kazkodaka (23 May 2019). "It is a supported language" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "ダウンロードソフト『DEATH COME TRUE』配信開始のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Esquadra, Inc. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  9. ^ Lada, Jenni (5 June 2020). "Death Come True Release Date Pinned Down to June 25, 2020". Siliconera. Archived from the original on 5 June 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  10. ^ @DeathComeTrue (26 June 2020). "To everyone in Europe and Oceania: We sincerely apologize that the Switch release has been delayed on the Nintendo eShop. We can confirm that the game will be released at 17:00 CEST/18:00 EST on the 26th and 1:00 AEST on the 27th. Thank you very much for your patience" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 June 2020 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Romano, Sal (4 July 2020). "Death Come True for PC launches July 17". Gematsu. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  12. ^ Romano, Sal (22 September 2020). "Death Come True for PS4 delayed". Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Death Come True for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Death Come True for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  15. ^ "デスカムトゥルーのレビュー・評価・感想". Famitsu (in Japanese). Kadokawa Game Linkage. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  16. ^ Bald, Cameron (25 June 2020). "Death Come True review - "Danganronpa creator's FMV thriller is surprisingly dull and unambitious"". Pocket Gamer. Steel Media. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  17. ^ Madnani, Mikhail (29 June 2020). "'Death Come True' Review – Despair Hotel". TouchArcade. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  18. ^ Hagues, Alana (5 July 2020). "Death Come True". RPGFan. Emerald Shield Media. Retrieved 6 July 2020.

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