Deathloop received a brand new gameplay trailer during the PS5 reveal conference, which shows off more gameplay as well as the main characters.
Deathloop was first revealed last year during Bethesda’s E3 2019 conference. Now during Sony’s own conference this year we get even more gameplay, as well as official confirmation of its platforms: the PS5 and the PC. You can check out the full gameplay trailer posted just below:
We also found out through the official Bethesda Twitter account that the game will launch sometime in Holiday 2020:
Good morning, Blackreef. Another day, another chance to break the timeloop.@DEATHLOOP, a killer Next-Gen shooter coming exclusively to #PS5 and PC. From @ArkaneStudios, the team behind Dishonored. Launching Holiday 2020! pic.twitter.com/XektDNen97
— Bethesda (@bethesda) June 11, 2020
Deathloop is a first-person action game set in Blackreef, an island cut off from the rest of the world and set during a time of chaos. The game is a brand new IP from Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks with development done by Arkane Lyon (based in the French city of Lyon), the developers who previously worked on Dishonored.
Deathloop was revealed through a cinematic trailer that introduced its two main characters, Colt and Julianna. Both are assassins and rivals in business and both are stuck in a time loop, repeating the same days each time they bite the dust. Colt wishes to break free, however Julianna wants to keep the time loop in place. It’ll be interesting to learn more about Colt and Julianna and see how their difference in opinions concerning the timeloop will affect the story of Deathloop.
It features an intricate story and levels with “Arkane gameplay,” meaning multiple solutions in order to traverse a level and dispatch enemies. Besides the time loop, the cinematic trailer shows both characters using multiple supernatural abilities, hinting at the different gameplay possibilities.
The premise of Deathloop is very unique and really does lend itself to some interesting and varied gameplay. The weapons and equipment look great as well and really takes advantage of the time manipulation aspect that defines the plot. A pleasant surprise as well is that both main characters are black, which is a rarity in a video game.
If you want to learn more about other games that star or center black characters, be sure to check out my editorial.