Suda 51 has brought us a slew of unusual games over the years, including Lollipop Chainsaw and No More Heroes, as well as the fantastic and hugely underrated Shadows of the Damned. His next game is Let it Die, a brutal, horror-themed free-to-play fighter that we still don’t know much about. It looks like a mixture of Manhunt and Mortal Kombat, as fighters seek each other out in a strange, dirty warehouse-like environment so they can take them out using crudely constructed weapons.
In a recent interview with Famitsu, translated by Gematsu, Suda 51 offered some details on Let it Die, which they’re describing as an “extreme action game” with asynchronous multiplayer and survival aspects.
One of their goals is to grant meaning to death. Part of their plan for accomplishing this is to let players create and use their own avatar to fight with in-game. They’re also going to gradually populate the world with slain player avatars, so when your character dies, they have a chance of showing up in a friend’s world.
Let it Die already sounds radically different from most other fighting games, but Suda 51 and friends aim to take that a step further by having every player spawn with nothing but a pair of whitie tighties and a gas mask. If you want gear, you’ll have to find it, and while there will be more than one way of going about procuring equipment for your fighter, one way is to defeat other fighters and take it off their corpses.
Let it Die will release exclusively on PS4 in 2015.