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Lots of Dead Ends in PSP Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

May 9, 2011Written by Heath Hindman

Developer TEXT (that’s not an editing mistake, it’s actually the company’s name) and publisher Alchemist have revealed a new PSP game scheduled to launch this summer, called Dead End: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dead End.

Capitalizing on the vampire craze the world seems to be in, players of Dead End will control some high school kids and fight society’s new favorite villain. Its gameplay is styled like a choose-your-own-adventure book. Remember those? Each action in the game (such as “Go left” or “Open the door”) is represented by a numbered “paragraph” in the story, and players spend the game jumping from paragraph to paragraph. This means that there are multiple story branches, and players could play the game several times without even seeing all of the story. Jumping from paragraph to paragraph will also be used to solve puzzles within the game.

Fights within the game involve dice rolls, with certain numbers corresponding to different attacks and skills for both the player and enemy.

The official site could prove interesting whether you speak Japanese or not; give ‘er a look. Dead End: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dead End will be released in Japan at a yet-unspecified time this summer and to the dismay of some gamers, looks like yet another potentially cool game that will have a heck of a hard time finding a Stateside or European publisher.