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Arkane Studios' 1970s-themed shooter Deathloop might release in May 2021

By Kenneth Ang - on 12 Nov 2020, 4:44pm

Arkane Studios' 1970s-themed shooter Deathloop might release in May 2021

Image: Arkane Studios

Update: Bethesda has confirmed that the game will be releasing on May 21, 2021 via a new trailer - check it out here!

As far as unconventional games go, developer Arkane Studios stands out as one of my personal favourites. Having worked on numerous action-adventure hits such as 2012's Dishonored and 2017's Prey, I feel the team really deserves a thumbs-up for introducing increasingly quirky spins on the otherwise overused genre. 

As such, I'm personally quite excited to get started on their new 1970s-themed shooter Deathloop when it arrives which, judging from the pre-order that has recently gone live on the New Zealand PS Store, just might be scheduled for release on May 20, 2021, after being delayed due to COVID-19. 

Speaking of which, here's a brief run-through of the PlayStation 5 timed-exclusive game, if you haven't been following up with the previous showcases. Following the same trail as their previous two titles, Deathloop is an action-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of an assassin named Colt who is stuck in a one-night time loop. The only way to break it is to kill eight specific targets across the island he's trapped on, all while trying to stay alive himself, as he's also being hunted by another assassin named Julianna.

Image: Arkane Studios

That sounds simple enough, but here's where the tactical aspect of the game comes into play. The targets will repeat the same movements and patterns night in and night out (so to speak), and it's up to the player, as Colt to figure out the best ways and sequences to kill them and break the loop. Meanwhile, the opposing assassin Julianna can either be controlled by the A.I. or another player, in which case both parties will constantly have to study the other's playstyle and tendencies in order to win. 

It's one of those games that feels more and more diverse the longer you think about it, and it is this open-ended freedom that really sets Arkane Studios apart from the crowd. Frankly, at this point, I doubt I need to explain any more about why it's on my list of "must-buys" for the PS5.

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