Deathloop time-troubles explained by designer Dinga Bakaba

It’s all a matter of time

Arkane Studios has released a lighthearted video looking at its upcoming chrono-shooter Deathloop, which will launch on PS5 and PC May 21. The trailer sees the stylish title’s designer, Dinga Bakaba, walk the viewer through the clock-warping concepts of Blackreef.

Deathloop concerns one single day of destruction for our protagonist, Colt, a professional hitman who awakens on Blackreef with a pocket full of targets and a mind full of holes. Cursed to live out the same day over and over again until he gets it right, Colt must efficiently strategize the use of his time in order to eliminate his targets: a band of merciless killers known as “The Visionaries.” Not helping matters is Julianna, another expert assassin and every bit Colt’s equal. Before this misadventure is through, Colt will find himself lined in chalk again and again, until he finally makes it to the top of the hit-list.

While time-looping very much seems to be the “in vogue” mechanic for gaming right now, Deathloop looks to stand apart with its charismatic cast, opulent style, and sharpshooting action. Check out Bakaba’s video below if you want to know more about Deathloop‘s odd premise. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the recent slick, 007-style theme song right here.

Chris Moyse
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