Deathloop is Groundhog Day with assassins, a new game coming from Arkane

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At Bethesda's E3 conference today Arkane Studios, responsible for Dishonored and Prey, announced a new game: Deathloop. 

It's a first-person action game set on an island called Black Reef whose main features seem to be a crashed space station and some metal-faced bad guys who look a bit like they stepped out of We Happy Few. The main characters are two assassins stuck in a timeloop, Groundhog Day-style, that begins again when they die. One wants to end the loop, one wants to preserve it, and both of them are out to kill each other.

It looks like as much of a headscrew as Arkane's reboot of Prey was. There will be targets to hunt across Black Reef, and they promise we'll be able to approach situations "any way you like" which suggests an element of the immersive sim to it. 

At the moment its release date is listed as "upcoming" but we'll let you know when we have more.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.