Just a few months again we unveiled Demise’s Door — accessible right now for Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S — our darkish and quirky action-adventure a couple of sword-wielding crow tasked with retrieving the souls of the lifeless. For the reason that announcement, the response has been unbelievable. We’ve had numerous religion in our thought for this sport since we began improvement nearly 4 years in the past, but it surely’s been very reassuring to see how enthusiastic everybody else is about being a chook with a sword and exploring this uncommon world we’ve created!
We needed to share a bit of extra in regards to the world you’ll be entering into, and a handful of the characters you’ll be able to count on to fulfill early on in your journey.
You play as a crow working for the enigmatic Reaping Fee, a bureaucratic organisation that has been enlisted by a mysterious creature referred to as the Lord of Doorways. The Reaper’s linger of their essential workplace headquarters referred to as the Corridor of Doorways, ready for assignments to come back in.
The Reapers within the fee are all Crows, enlisted to herald the souls of the lifeless. They use a collection of doorways that may hyperlink any two factors in area to journey round and full their assignments. This expertise handed to them by the Lords of Doorways runs with soul vitality, so preserving a gentle provide of souls coming into the Fee is a should. You’ll in fact be rewarded, with fight enhancing upgrades in return on your hard-earned souls.
Lately, assignments are few and much between. Most life on the earth has slowly light away and there’s not many residing issues left to die, and so not many souls to be reaped. So, it’s the discuss of the workplace when immediately you might be assigned a Large Soul as your subsequent mission! Souls act as a form of foreign money within the crow’s economic system – touchdown a Large Soul could be an enormous pay day!
Steadhone the Gravedigger
One of many first characters you’ll encounter as you set off in your journey is Steadhone. He’s the keeper of graves within the Misplaced Cemetery, a mild outdated soul who has taken on an obligation to ensure the deceased on the island get a correct funeral and burial.
Steadhone has an uncommon downside that’s actually distinctive amongst the characters you’ll meet on this world… he can’t die, even by the feathery fingers of a reaper. He feels his time on this world has run out and may have handed many moons in the past however continues to stay. Chances are you’ll study extra about his backstory in case you dive deeper into the secrets and techniques on the earth of Demise’s Door, however within the meantime, you’ll actually be giving him a way of objective as you ship numerous work his approach (by reaping so many souls)!
One other character you’ll meet in your journey, he additionally has a curse to bear – although this one is way stranger; he has a pot for a head. The bizarre Witch of Urns has cursed him to eternally be laden with a ceramic noggin. Why? Who is aware of? We do, we all know – however you’ll must play the sport to seek out out.
Pothead is an easy fellow with easy wishes, he doesn’t take care of fight, however a lot prefers gardening, citing himself as being a eager horticulturist, having left beautiful inexperienced pots with soil all over. These pots find yourself being your lifeline, permitting you to plant seeds you discover on the earth which develop into flowers that give your well being again! Thanks, Pothead!
The Witch of Urns
The mysterious Witch who cursed your new good friend Pothead resides inside a lavish mansion, surrounded by lush (but barely harmful) stately gardens. Pots, urns, and ceramics litter each nook of her magnificent dwelling, a few of them actually have a thoughts of their very own.
You’re going to get an opportunity to fulfill and discuss to her a number of occasions in your journey and catch a glimpse into the thoughts of this quite good and welcoming (albeit pot-obsessed) outdated woman. How might somebody so hospitable have inflicted a curse on Pothead?
She is the primary of the three Large Souls you could reap to unleash the mysteries behind Demise’s Door, and as you work together along with her you’ll study extra about her motivations, and the affect she has had on the world round her.
This has simply been a small style of the peculiar world of Demise’s Door and its inhabitants, whom we hope you will see endearing, intriguing and typically comical. You’ll encounter these characters early on in your journey, and lots of extra strange personalities await you as you progress.
It’s a setting and a forged we’ve grown connected to through the years, drawing inspiration from all the pieces we beloved rising up. It’s concurrently darkish, a bit absurd, and typically bleakly stunning, and but all of it simply is sensible – and we will’t wait to ask you in!
Demise’s Door [Xbox]
Reaping souls of the lifeless and punching a clock may get monotonous but it surely’s sincere work for a Crow. The job will get vigorous when your assigned soul is stolen and you could observe down a determined thief to a realm untouched by demise – the place creatures develop far previous their expiry and overflow with greed and energy.