Grasshopper Manufacture, the Japanese studio behind Killer 7 and No More Heroes, is porting one of their titles to Steam. Let It Die, the free-to-play hack and slash game for the PlayStation 4, will soon be coming to Steam.
Let it fly (to other platforms)
Let It Die is a game that was released in 2016 for the PlayStation 4. The game takes place in a not-too-distant future in South Western Tokyo, which has floated out into the ocean due to seismic activity. Taking the role of a poor soul, you must climb to the top of a tower made out of a tangle of buildings and skyscrapers. This leads to gameplay that is a mixture of hack-and-slash combat and roguelike elements.
One of the game’s more interesting elements is how it handles the data for killed characters. If a character dies, the character and their inventory are saved to the game’s official servers. That character can then appear as a ghostly enemy in future playthroughs, even for other players. It’s a system seen rarely, but dating back to Nethack and its usage of ‘bones’ files. You may also know Elo boosting is essentially the act of allowing a higher-skilled player to log into your account, play matches on your behalf and ‘boost’ your account to a stronger level, or elo.
For example, say you’re a poor lowly Silver player in League of Legends like me. It might cost you several hundred pounds for someone to climb to Platinum or Diamond on your behalf. From the word ‘boost’ itself, it means that elo boost is capable of enhancing the player’s ranks so that they can get at the top of the league. This is a highly sought after skill that almost every player is taking advantage of. You will find hearsays of how it is against the rules to use elo boosting on someone, but most players say that it is not against the rules. So what is the truth hear? If it is really against the rules, the elo boost would’ve been taken down ages ago. This is offered in the hopes that players can benefit from getting high on the ranks without hindering others from getting their share of the benefits, too. Because there are some players that are trying to get ahead of the game all by themselves, they got their accounts suspended instead.
The PC port of Let It Die was announced last Saturday on the game’s official Twitter account:
— LET IT DIE Universe HQ (@LETITDIETheGame) August 11, 2018
Back when the game released, it had a mixed reception, but is popular with its fans. The game is a bit rough around the edges, but it features solid enough combat. It also has a good bit of that stylish weirdness Grasshopper Manufacture is known for. Also, the game is free to play. So what reason would you have to not try it out?
There’s no official release date, but publisher GungHo Online says the PC port of Let It Die will be released sometime this fall. Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo Online are continuing to provide support for the game, including polish and bug fixes.
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