Death Trash is an upcoming RPG for PC and Xbox, and it’s got an incredible style and theme to it that’s basically unmatched. This game looks and feels like nothing else on the market, and that is going to take it to the next level in terms of just how many people play it. In this guide, we’re going to cover the Death Trash release date, gameplay details, and pretty much everything else you need to know. Trust us, this is a game that you don’t want to miss out on. Not even a little bit.
Death Trash Release Date
Death Trash launches on August 3, 2021. The game is coming to both PC and both Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. It’s been built from the ground up for these platforms over six years. The game is so tantalizingly close that you can smell the putrid meat wafting off of it. There doesn’t seem to be a reason for hitting these platforms first other than it was easier than making the game for every platform all at once. It’s possible that Switch and PlayStation versions will follow in time. At the time of writing though, we have no idea.
The story of Death Trash is a bit subjective. It has a very different kind of post-apocalypse to explore. An even called the bloodening has left the world filled with meat that’s growing all over the surface. There are strange creatures like the Fleshkraken living in obscure places, and even giant men in lakes of blood. It’s like some sort of vision of hell, but the people living there don’t all hate it.
Over the course of the game, players will explore the world and uncover a few truths. There’s the reason they were kicked out of their society for one. It’s also a key goal to uncover what happened to this world. Finally, the mutants around the local area are getting all uppity about something. Players will uncover exactly what in due course. There are dozens of other stories to be told, but these are the core ones to care about.
The gameplay of Death Trash is as meaty as its world. Players control a character through small open-world pockets within a wider map. The map system works like Fallout 1 and 2, in that there’s an overworld where you see your character move quickly. Then, within the smaller open-world pockets, there’s much more to do.
Combat can be avoided with stealth, but it’s got a good crunch to it if you try it. Players use a combination of melee and ranged attacks to take down foes, and it all feels very well polished and satisfying. A combat roll helps players get out of sticky situations, but sometimes there’s no avoiding death. Even though the game may appear easy, against two or three foes, you’ll most likely die.
There are loads of NPCs to talk to in the game. They all help build the story of what has happened here, making it feel more real. You can spend hours just chatting away to every NPC on a part of the map, only to move on and do it all over again later on in a new area. By chatting to people, you’ll unlock new quests. These quests send you to nearby areas, providing a contextual reason to visit everywhere.
At the time of writing, it hasn’t been possible to try out the game’s co-op or high-tech features like implants. These will most likely function as abilities to aid players in and out of combat. For example, one ability might blow up a person’s head, while the other makes them more amenable to giving you information.
Death Trash has co-op, and it will be live at launch. This feature will make it easy to explore the world and progress the story with someone else. This is particularly important for tough combat situations. Having multiple players will make the game easier to a degree. However, there’s likely to be some sort of balancing that makes it almost as difficult once again.
The game currently has a demo out on Steam and Xbox. You can download this and get a taste for the game before the Death Trash release date. Unfortunately, you can’t carry any progress from the demo across to the main game. Still, it’ll give you a good indicator of what you need to do when the game finally is out. It’s also the perfect time to try out some different character builds and get ready for the best one for you when the main game rolls around.
The skills may be the most complicated thing about Death Trash. You have so many to choose from that it’s impossible to know where to start. For example, some will allow you to commune with the meat around the world, while others give you the power to talk to artists. It’s hard to know which one to go with right away. That’s why it’s good to download the demo and try out a few different builds though. This way, you understand what each skill means, and how to use it. You’ll also learn which skills you can probably ignore.
With that said, skills are still one of the most fascinating things about the game. They add to the world, which is already quite interesting, making it feel like it has a lot more going on in it. You can’t use certain items without points in a certain skill, so you need to make a decision early as to what you’re specializing in. Doing so helps you craft a character, but whether it’s the right one for you won’t be obvious until you’ve gotten a little way into the game.
Leading up to the Death Trash release date, make sure you spend as much time in the demo as possible to figure out whether or not you want to play a certain way. That’s the only piece of advice that we’d beg you to take away with you.