RESEARCH and DESTROY is out now, Spike Chunsoft franchise DLCs announced

    Spike Chunsoft announced that turn based action game RESEARCH and DESTROY is out now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC! The company also announced new DLC packs based off of their published IPs such as Danganronpa and AI: The Somnium Files. Read up on more details below:

    RESEARCH and DESTROY is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 5, PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, and Steam®. The turn-based action game developed by Implausible Industries is also available with Xbox Game Pass, and PC Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play RESEARCH and DESTROY from the cloud with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta). Visit for details and availability.

    “RESEARCH and DESTROY is finally out! We can scarcely believe it ourselves. We started this studio all those years ago with the goal of putting out games born from only our own ideas and effort, and after a lot of interesting detours it’s finally here, and on way more platforms than we could have imagined at the time,” stated Chris Willacy, Daniel Markiewicz, Kees Gajentaan, members of the Japan-based indie development team at Implausible Industries on realizing their vision and bringing the game to all major consoles and PC. “We hope you enjoy playing RESEARCH and DESTROY as much as we enjoyed making it.”

    Cosplay and Destroy with Costume Pack DLC

    The company also announced Costume Packs based on popular series published by Spike Chunsoft, Inc. including Danganronpa, STEINS;GATE, AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES, Zero Escape. Each costume pack will be available at launch* for $2.99 USD. A bundle of all four costume packs will also be available for $9.99 USD. Check the online store in your region for pricing details.*Note: DLC for the PS5 version will be available at a later date. Once that date is confirmed, we will make a separate announcement.*In European regions, Danganronpa 2 Costume Pack will be available soon.

    All-new strategic shooting powered by Super Science. RESEARCH and DESTROY (RAD) is a turn-based action game with simultaneous local or online co-op. Take control of three brilliant Super Scientists as you RESEARCH and develop strange new weapons and gadgets to DESTROY the Supernatural hordes that have all but crushed humanity.

    • Research: Gain fresh insight into the Supernatural threat via battlefield vivisections, then develop radical upgrades for each weird weapon and fascinating gadget.

    • Destroy: Plan ahead, then run-and-gun in a combination of turn-based strategy and real-time shooting–every second counts.

    • Co-Op: Tailor your scientists’ appearance, then drop in or out of online and local co-op with friends at any time.

    • Campaign: Adapt your guerilla science tactics to manage the campaign map and seek the Supernatural source–no two playthroughs are the same.

    In 2017, an in-development version of RESEARCH and DESTROY was shown at BitSummit, Japan’s premier independent gaming festival celebrating independent game developers and development, The title was honored with the BitSummit Popular Selection Award, which was chosen by attendees of the event.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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