With the upcoming and highly anticipated visual novel of Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, titled Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu -Death or Kiss- (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero -Death or Kiss-) debuting on PS4 and Vita on March 23 2017, pre-order bonuses have been previewed. Each retailer will provide a different pre-order bonus, so hardcore collectors will have a hard time trying to decide.
The game will retail for ¥8,100 ($71.16 USD) with the digital version of the game going for ¥7,560 ($66.41 USD). There will also be a limited edition of the game selling for ¥11,340 ($99.62 USD) that will contain a soundtrack CD and a SD figure. The PS4 LE will contain a Ram figure and the Vita LE will contain a Rem figure. Both will also come with a Swimsuit Costume Change DLC pack.
Sample images of each retailer’s pre-order bonuses are available for preview below:
Animate: Rem cloth poster
Amazon.co.jp: Rem A3 clear poster
GEO: Ram mini-poster
Gamers: Rem & Ram B2 tapestry
Joshin: Anastasia microfiber mini-towel
Sofmap: Rem B2 tapestry
Store-exclusive items are also up for grabs and include:
Animate: Ram pass case; Rem coin case set; RE:message memo
Amiami: Ram & Rem Keychain, Normal or limited diorama version
Chara ani: KG size bromide of Ram
Gamers: original bromide of Ram & Rem
Enterking: QUO card of Rem
Takarajima: Limited edition bromide of Emilia
Futababooks: bromide of Emilia
COMG: QUO card of Rem
Neowing: Mouse pad of Anastasia
Theta Shop: QUO card of Rem
The visual novel will follow an original story where players will assume the role of Subaru Natsuki. There will be 8 endings in which the player can chose which girl they will go for: Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.
Here is the game’s synopsis:
A competition featuring the Next Ruler Candidates of the Kingdom of Lugnica is being held in the Imperial City of Lugnica. It is called the “Beauty Queen Election.” Where various factors, such as “glamour” and “elegance,” determine victory or defeat in the overall judgment. A prelude to the Ruler Election, so to speak, the winner will be given a “treasure said to bring about good luck (Metia),” their name and honor will become known among the people, and they will become the person closest to a ruler at the present time. Each party declares its participation all at once, and the Imperial City makes merry!
Subaru was helping prepare for the tournament since the day before, but mistakenly kisses the treasure that is to be the prize. And then, he hears a voice… “Sacrifice thy blood. And as compensation, bestow the divine protection of a kiss from the opposite sex. Should you tell others of this curse, unbearable misfortune will fall upon you.” As it turned out, the treasure meant to be the winner’s prize was cursed!
Subaru, visited by the misfortune of the curse, “returns by death.” Considering this power too great to handle on his own, he seeks help from Beatrice, and learns that the only way to break the curse is by getting a “kiss.” In order to break the curse, Subaru must get closer with Emilia and company, and interfere with the tournament in order to prevent the cursed treasure from falling into the hands of another—.
Here are some of the game’s screenshots:
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu is a Japanese light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka. The story centers on Subaru Natsuki, a hikikomori who suddenly finds himself transported to another world on his way home from the convenience store. The series was initially serialized on the website Shōsetsuka ni Narō from 2012 onwards. Eleven volumes have been published by Media Factory since January 25, 2014 under their MF Bunko J imprint.
The series’ first three arcs have been adapted into separate manga series. The first, by Daichi Matsue, was published by Media Factory between June 2014 and March 2015. The second, by Makoto Fugetsu, has been published by Square Enix since October 2014. Matsue launched the third adaptation, also published by Media Factory, in May 2015. Additionally, Media Factory published an anthology manga in June 2016. An anime television series adaptation by White Fox began airing on April 4, 2016 with an hour-long special. In August 2016, game developer 5pb. announced plans for a visual novel based on the series.
The Re:Zero visual novel, Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu -Death or Kiss-, will release in Japan on the PS4 and Vita on March 23 2017.