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"What to do when the bullet is the same
But the kill is always new?"

"This place isn't a paradise. It's a prison. Out here we're trapped... in this endless, eternal cycle. And I can't let this go on any longer."
— Colt

"DEATHLOOP” is a September 14, 2021 Roguelike First-Person Shooter Immersive Sim, developed by Arkane Studios Lyon team for PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows PCs.

You play as Colt, a Professional Killer trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop on the mysterious island of Blackreef, where Colt and the island's villainous inhabitants hunt one another endlessly in an unending 'party' of debauchery and violence. Using your Hyperspace Arsenal of weapons and supernatural abilities, you'll need to take out the 8 "Visionaries" ruling the stunning, chaotic island before the day resets in order to break the loop once and for all. By far the most dangerous Visionary is Julianna, a rival assassin whose sole mission is to take Colt out and keep the loop going... and the thing is, someone else can play as her too.


Previews: Welcome to Blackreef, DEATHLOOP Explained

  • Assassin Outclassin': A foundational element of the game's premise. Both Welcome to Blackreef and DEATHLOOP Explained trailers detail how Colt and Julianna are rival assassins locked in a time loop who are trying to enact this trope on eachother.
  • Back Stab: In the Two Birds One Stone trailer, Colt can get behind enemies to snap their necks and instantly kill them.
  • The Chessmaster: Justified by Colt's ability to retain memories from previous loops. As Colt describes this in Two Birds One Stone, there's never enough time for him to pick the Visionaries off one by one, so he has to manipulate events in order to create more time efficient assassination plans.
  • Dual Wielding: In the DEATHLOOP Explained trailer, Colt weilds two handguns at once.
  • Faceless Goons: In the DEATHLOOP Explained trailer, the Eternalists, the foot soldiers opposing Colt, each wear a pretty eerie mask resembling a human face painted bright colors.
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  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: In the DEATHLOOP Explained trailer, Colt is trapped in the same day where he washes up on the shore of Blackreef, over and over again. The day ends? He washes up on the island at the start of the same day again. He dies? He washes up on the island at the start of the same day again. The only way to escape is to kill the 8 "Visionaries" who rule the island.
  • Invisibility: In the Déjà Vu trailer, Colt can turn himself invisible, allowing him to walk right past enemies. One of Colt's targets, Egor Serling, also demonstrates this ability in the Two Birds One Stone trailer.
  • Knife Nut: In the Déjà Vu and DEATHLOOP Explained trailer, the Professional Killer Colt has a knife for a melee weapon.
  • Master of Disguise: In the Déjà Vu trailer, Julianna can shapeshift to look like regular Mooks.
  • Psi Blast: In the DEATHLOOP Explained trailer, Colt tosses enemies into the air with a wave of his hand. So far shown, Julianna and Alexsis Dorsey have the same power as well.
  • Teleportation: In the DEATHLOOP Explained trailer, Colt instantly jumps from where he's standing to any location in his surrounding field of view, a la the Blink ability from sibling Arkane series Dishonored.


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