The run is all that matters in newly announced DeathRun TV

DeathRun TV is a new roguelike from publisher Merge Games and developer Laser Dog set in a twisted future where likes are awarded for brutal acts of violence. Revealed during the 2021 Future Games Show, the game looks to provide a bloody, fast-paced experience to fans of the roguelike genre. The game centers around a show where contestants kill mutated creatures, save other humans, and fight for survival all in the name of gaining more popularity with the viewers. Smash TV, a shoot ’em up arcade game from 1990, had a similar premise and its DNA seems to be present in spades judging from the announcement trailer.

DEATHRUN TV | Official Announcement Trailer E3 2021

Coming to you from the largest studio ever constructed. The show where contestants risk it all to gather likes from audiences watching all over the world; 24 hours a day. The entertainment never ends!

  • CongratMutations! Getting those precious likes and leveling up your likability will be rewarded with an ever-changing roster or mutations to choose from including exploding bodies and big heads.

  • Game Over! Try again! State of the art studio and proprietary technology will reanimate your body ensuring that you can try again and again, and again and again…Each run offers new challenges and new opportunities to gain fame

  • In jeopardy? Phone a friend! Call in backup from up to three other friends for 1 to 4 player multiplayer for carnage your brain will barely comprehend.

For those wishing to try a slice of the game out immediately, there is a free playable experience known as the Pilot available right now on Steam. When the full game releases it will be available on Steam, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X|S.

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Noah Anzaldua is a game journalist, Twitch streamer, and a passionate fan of Apex Legends and Destiny 2. Writing and streaming are his passions, and he is carving a career path out for himself. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he is majored in News Media, History, and Political Science.

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