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Sentimental Death Loop throws Switch owners for a (deadly) loop next month

qureate has announced its latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Sentimental Death Loop, a time loop adventure game. It will be released on July 6th worldwide for $19.99 / 2 480 Yen. In Japan specifically, the game is already available for digital pre-order for 2 232 Yen (that’s 10% off). This version of the game offers an English language option if you’re interested in getting it.

Here’s some footage of Sentimental Death Loop:

And here’s a trailer:

Sentimental Death Loop is a time loop adventure game. You play as Noa Asahi, who finds herself caught in a deadly time loop, bound to get killed by her best friend over and over again. During the investigations parts, you have to carefully search rooms in order to find items and clues that will help you solve puzzles and disarm traps. But you need to be careful: your “best friend” isn’t simply going to let you do as you please…

Here’s some details about the main characters:

  • Noa Asahi (Voice: Honoka Kuroki)

The protagonist. Noa is likable and congenial towards anyone she meets, earning her quite a few friends despite her shyness. She’s smart and decently athletic on top of that! Those qualities led her to reach out to Nemu, a lonely-looking girl attending the same college. Now close friends, Nemu wishes to celebrate Noa’s birthday together and invites her over. However, something in her suddenly changes… This is where Noa’s death loop begins.

  • Nemu Tsukishiro (Voice: Yuuki Takada)

Nemu is a student at the same college as Noa. She spent her days lonely and isolated until meeting Noa, their time spent together gradually bringing them closer. Around Noa’s birthday, Nemu invites her friend over to celebrate… But an incident at that time leads her to kill Noa. Something besides simple friendship stirs in her heart for Noa…

  • Akane Higuchi  (Voice: Haruka Yamazaki)

Akane attends the same college as Noa, which is how they became friends. She can be lazy about things and has a habit of slacking off, often begging Noa for help with homework or to mark her as present for classes. Contrary to her usual demeanor, she has an extremely good memory and never forgets something she’s seen. However, this skill never comes into play for her studies.

  • Suzuka Hayami (Voice: Satsumi Matsuda)

A student at the same college as Noa. A diligent student, she and Akane have been friends for a long time despite how often they seem at odds. She often finds herself having to keep up with the brash and reckless Akane, though she is sure to give her an earfull along the way. Suzuka is particularly dexterous due to her mother encouraging her to sew at a young age. She’s even given Nemu a handmade plushie before…

And here’s some details about the story and the gameplay:

Just as you begin to settle in for a fun day at your best friend’s house, something changes in her and she kills you. And not just once—she ends your life time and time and time again.Your goal is to escape from this endless loop of despair.

■Jump through time to change your destiny!
The investigation portions of the game are rendered in three-quarter view.
Work toward your escape by searching rooms for the items and clues needed to solve puzzles and disarm traps. Time travel to obtain new, useful information capable of changing your destiny.
Your goal is to use the methods available to you and escape the never-ending loop of death.

■Your dear friend stalks toward you with a knife.Use the items at your disposal to escape!

Nemu may try to corner you while you’re investigating a room.
Use the items around you to stop her and make your escape, otherwise you’ll be killed and sent back in time!

■How many times must you be robbed of hope?!
Your actions will lead you to a number of different endings.
However, it seems like only sadness and despair await you each and every time. Will you really manage to escape this cycle of death?!

And finally, here’s some screenshots:

Sentimental Death Loop (Switch – eShop) comes out on July 6th worldwide.

Source: 4Gamer / qureate (Steam) / official website


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