Re: Zero follows Subaru Natsuki, an average high school student who is magically transported to another world where he has the power of “Return by Death”, or literally the ability to turn back time by dying. Seasons 1 and 2 have been very popular on anime streaming sites. If you’re a fan of the anime, light novel, or manga, you don’t want to miss the video game adaptation of Re: Zero.
Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World – The Throne Prophecy arrives on PS4 January 29 for North America and February 5 for Europe. Check out the gameplay trailer we just released!
Today I have Alex Flagg and Hiro Watanabe, the localization producers of Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World – The Throne Prophecy to talk about what goes into making a game adaptation. video from Re: Zero.
Since the anime and light novel Re: Zero are very popular in the West, a lot of people may already know … But just in case some people aren’t familiar with Re: Zero, can you tell us a bit more about the general storyline and how the anime and the video game adaptation relate?
Hiro Watanabe: Re: Zero follows the story of Subaru, a trapped living in Japan who finds himself transported to another world. He ends up falling in love with a silver-haired half-elf, who happens to be a candidate to become the next ruler of the kingdom, and discovers he has the ability to turn back time whenever he dies, which allows him to redo mistakes. of his past. I don’t want to say too much, but he ends up getting involved in a series of events involving assassins, cultists, witches, and other eccentric characters.
I heard the English dub from the anime Re: Zero -Starting Life in Another World- come back to reprise their roles! Was it difficult to check in while we were in quarantine?
Hiro: Quarantine registration certainly had its difficulties. Most of the work was done remotely, but we’ve worked closely with the same studio that recorded the anime dub for this series, and the assistants and directors are all fantastic at what they do. We had some technical issues along the way, but I think the end result turned out to be excellent.
We know there are six new characters. Can you tell us a little bit about Melty and her involvement in the royal selection?
Hiro: Melty is the nun who has featured in much of the promotional material for this title. She is a candidate for the royal selection, but has a softer and more reserved personality compared to other royal candidates who tend to be more headstrong. She and her camp bring an interesting dynamic to the cast, and those familiar with the series might appreciate seeing how events play out differently with their involvement.
We know there is already a large fan base for Re: Zero. Was there a challenge in making the game appealing to existing Re: Zero fans?
Alex: There were some things we knew fans would expect from this title. Like, “This must be in a Re: Zero game.” One of those key points would be Return by Death. It’s such an interesting and unique part of Re: Zero, so we’re happy to say it’s implemented in this game.
Hiro: Return by Death is an iconic part of the series and works well as a gameplay mechanic where one of the main goals is to collect information and items to help you overcome obstacles. I think fans appreciate Re: Zero for the storyline and interactions with the characters as well, so I think they’ll appreciate that this title was fully overseen by the original writer, Tappei Nagatsuki. It was a challenge with so many mediums in this series using different terms and phrases, but we (especially our editor) took extra care to research the characters and story in this game.
What do you think is the biggest draw for this game? Who do you think will enjoy playing?
Alex: I think the biggest draw to the game is being able to see your favorite Re: Zero characters in new situations and scenarios. They’re expanding the world a bit with this title, so it will be really cool for fans of the show.
Hiro: With the screenplay having been overseen by original writer Tappei Nagatsuki, the character designs by series artist Shinichirou Otsuka, and the Japanese and English actors reprising their roles for this title, I think there is a lot for fans who are eagerly awaiting more Re: Zero content to enjoy. Plus, it’s always fun to see your favorite characters in new situations like Alex mentioned.
Thanks Alex and Hiro!
Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World – The Throne Prophecy will be available January 29 for North America and February 5 for Europe.
With digital pre-order, you can get PS4 exclusive avatars and PlayStation Plus users will receive 10% off.
- Visit the PlayStation Store (NA) here to pre-order.
- Visit the PlayStation Store (UK) here to pre-order.
The Day One Physical Edition includes 4 original, exclusive, limited-edition pins in a presentation box, featuring Emilia, Subaru, Rem and the all-new Melty character. These are exclusive to physical copies of the game and will not be reprinted, so pre-order today.
The Physical Collector’s Edition includes four original, exclusive, limited-edition pins in a presentation box, featuring Emilia, Subaru, Rem and an all-new character Melty, a full-color art book featuring concept art, sketches and designs. commentary with a special foreword from the creators, a SteelBook collectible showcase, the official soundtrack featuring the original in-game music and the Collector’s Edition outer box!