Studio Nanafushi is bringing its side-scrolling hack-and-slash RPG, Dead or School, to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game, which is now available on PC via Steam Early Access, was made by three people and reached one million yen in sales within a day.
While Dead or School has yet to break even, console sales will certainly help. Studio Nanafushi will be submitting the game for certification and approval on all three consoles next month.
Here’s an overview of Dead or School via Steam:
Zombies conquered the land of Tokyo.
Without hope, in underground shelters, people lived quietly.
Hisako, a girl who grew up underground, heard the word “school” from her grandmother.
School is where children play and learn. It is a paradise for young people. The best place to spend their youth.
Hisako dreamed of this “school,” and one day, she was on an underground train heading above ground. What awaits her? Despair…
- Concept: Defeat enemies, develop your character. Collect items and create powerful weapons! A hack and slash / girl’s action RPG.
- Weapon Customization: Obtain equipment with money and gear, disassemble weapons, collect parts, customize your own weapons, and enhance your abilities. Mix and match parts. Unlimited possibilities to customize your equipment with attributes such as attack, weight, and rare effects…
- Skill Customization: Gain skills by advancing the player’s level. Use dynamic actions by combining various weapon skills. Develop your own unique character!
- Damage System: Changes can be seen in the player character when a certain level of damage is received. Pay attention to your status, caused by damaged clothes.
- Collection: Increasing your collection raises your parameters. Various souvenirs are scattered around, as well as people in need of assistance… Try to collect a variety of items within the game!
- Battle of Tokyo: Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara, and Roppongi… Save Tokyo’s towns that are filled with zombies. “Here I come! On an underground train!”
- Tons of Enemies: Gigantic monsters rule the ground above in big numbers. A monster with a body of steel, Asakusa’s Sensoji temple is occupied by thunder gods… Don’t let tough enemies attack you and get in your way!
- Action: Tons of action. Grab onto steel frames, get in and out of your enemy’s range, clear difficult stages, and move on to the next level.
- Hisako, the Protagonist: She grew up underground, in despair, while the surface world was controlled by zombies. Gifted with superior athletic abilities and a strong determination, her mind is unaffected. She faces the reality of the ground above. Her dreams are to make a lot of friends and play in school! Though, she does not like studying…
We’ll update our readers when a release date is announced.