Deathloop, the retro-inspired time looping shooter where two rival assassins hunt each other down, now has a release date. The game’s planned release date is now May 21, 2021 for both PC and the PlayStation 5.
The game was originally revealed at E3 in 2019, and was planned for a release the next year. However, due to coronavirus concerns and work-from-home policies at Arkane Studios, the game was delayed until spring 2021.
In Deathloop, the player assumes the role of Cole, an assassin with supernatural powers. Cole must find and kill eight people who are maintaining a time loop that he’s trapped in. However, a second assassin is coming after Cole. The rival, Julianna, can be played by another person in the game’s online mode.
The time loop and rival assassin are a big twist on the game, which clearly shares a lot in common with Arkane’s other titles, like Dishonored. We’ll be able to see just how ambitious the game is and solve its mysteries when it is released in May.