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Grasshopper Manufacture let PS4 exclusive Lily Bergamo die

Wednesday, 11th June 2014 06:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Let It Die is Grasshopper Manufacture’s first PS4 title, so what happened to its other PS4 exclusive, Lily Bergamo?

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Following the surprise reveal of Let It Die at Sony’s E3 2014 conference, Famitsu was full of questions about both let it Die and Lily Bergamo for Goichi Suda and his team.

According to Gematsu’s translation of the interview, the project once known as Lily Bergamot evolved into Let It Die. The developer’s website has not been reflected to update this.

Although the core idea of making a hardcore action game remained, the game’s former protagonist, Tae Ioroi, has been retired.

Instead, as previously reported, players will customise an avatar of their own, and Grasshopper’s plans for aynschronous multiplayer have expanded to basing enemies on harvested player data; if your character dies in game, it will appear as a foe in somebody else’s.

Most enemies will be generated in this way, according to the interview, so as the game ages it will organically evolve. Suda wants players to feel that it’s okay to die over and over again, as it contributes to the experience.

You’ll start the game for the first time with no clothing or weapons – just a gas mask – and will need to scavenge better gear by defeating enemies. Suda hinted that there will be other ways to obtain gear, and as the game is free-to-play it’s hard not to imagine microtransactions won’t play a part here.

Weapons will all have their own actions, and players will also level up, although this won’t be a straightforward progression, apparently. The overall goal will be to become best in the world, so there will be some sort of ranking system, but it will be designed as something you intuitively grasp rather than a big floating “LEVEL 20″ or whatever. There will be a smartphone companion app, too, which will no doubt assist in some way.

Given how generic the game looked in its first trailer it’s great to see it’s got some unusual ideas packed in. Good old Suda.

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6 Comments

  1. salarta

    It’s a real shame that they scrapped Lily Bergamo, because I think a lot of people would have responded well to it based on what we saw in the trailer. Suda51′s gotten some heat in the past for representation of women, that game looked like it could’ve given him a lot of kudos for representing women better.

    Not saying changing the nature of the game is somehow a black mark, only that it’s disappointing and a lost opportunity.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. The_Red

    Terrible news. Not only the more interesting project got can, but it also turned into a murky FREE to FUKCING PLAY crapfest :(

    #2 5 months ago
  3. ChristopherJack

    Will never understand this contempt about f2p. There’s many great f2p games out right now that don’t demand you to BUY NOW! every 10 seconds like generic mobile games. Go bitch about Simpsons Tapped Out elsewhere, it’s just not the same style of game in any aspect other than you can play it for free.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. ChristopherJack

    Will never understand this contempt about f2p. There’s many great f2p games out right now that don’t demand you to BUY NOW! every 10 seconds like generic mobile games. Go bitch about Simpsons Tapped Out elsewhere, it’s just not the same style of game in any aspect other than you can start playing it for free.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. OmegaSlayer

    Big shame.

    #5 5 months ago
  6. Obernox

    LAME :(

    #6 5 months ago

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