Have A Nice Death Has Players Assuming the Role of Death as an Overworked CEO
Have A Nice Death was among the titles that fans saw at The Game Awards this year. It is the combined work of Magic Design Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. The trailer reveals a cutesy roguelite that has players assuming the role of a tiny grim reaper.
Playing as Death, Have A Nice Death players will be the overworked CEO of a huge corporation that is responsible for processing souls, called Death Incorporated. They will roam around the headquarters to round up and rehabilitate employees who have not been following company protocol. In the Have A Nice Death universe, Death wants soul-snatching done correctly and does not want its reapers to take far too many souls from Earth.
One of the challenges in the game is getting the department bosses, called Sorrows, under control. This will probably need multiple runs to complete. Fortunately for the players, they will have quite an arsenal of weapons, special skills, and spells to finish the mission.
“The game mixes our passion for 2D animation, fast and furious combat, and compelling visual effects with a macabre universe that comes to life through dark, but burlesque humor,” said Creative Director and Animation Director Nicolas Leger. “The end game is our team’s point of view on the contemporary corporate world and a compelling look at what Death’s life would look like if he were one of us.”
Sebastien Benard, the Lead Developer of Dead Cells, is confident that Have A Nice Death is going to be among the best roguelites in the gaming industry today. “The game’s premise of Death as CEO of the Underworld coupled with its cute hand-drawn art style and great gameplay loop is sure to establish it as one of the next great roguelites,” he said. “I am thrilled to be a consultant on the game.”
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