RÉPUBLIQUE DEBUTS ON PLAYSTATION 4, INCLUDING THE FIFTH AND FINAL EPISODE – ‘TERMINUS’
THE FINAL EPISODE “TERMINUS” IS ALSO AVAILABLE BEGINNING TODAY FOR MOBILE AND PC PLAYERS
GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc.(GOEA) and Seattle-based development studio Camouflaj announced today that the critically acclaimed stealth-action game République is now available on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) which includes the highly anticipated, series-concluding”Episode 5: Terminus,” also released on PC, Mac and mobile devices (iOS and Android) today.
In “Terminus,” the fifth and final episode of the thrilling République saga, Hope’s story of escape becomes one of revenge, as she and the player learn that freedom can’t be won by running away.
Exclusive to the PS4™ edition releasing today is a new control scheme allowing players to take full control of Hope, the game’s protagonist. She is a prisoner of Metamorphosis, a shadowy totalitarian state ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. Players take on the role of an anonymous benefactor who guides Hope to freedom by hacking into the Overseer’s elaborate surveillance network. But as the game progresses, more is revealed about the sinister global ambitions of the top secret facility, which holds her captive.
“We’re thrilled to have ATLUS and NIS America as partners who have expanded the reach of République, a game we’ve worked so hard on for many years,” said Ryan Payton, founder of Camouflaj. “We are confident that our dedicated fans will be pleased with the epic series finale, as will the brand-new audience on PS4 who will be able to play the entire five-episode game as a long-form experience.”
“Terminus” is available with the full season on Steam for $24.99 or as an individual episode on mobile devices for $4.99 on both the App Store and Google Play. Players who purchased the full season will receive “Episode 5: Terminus” today.
PS4™ players can purchase the retail version of the entire five-episode game for $24.99/CA$39.99 from participating retailers throughout North America through a distribution partnership with ATLUS. The game is also available digitally on the PlayStation®Store for the same price.
NIS America is distributing a limited “Contraband Edition” for $44.99 on its online store. Available in limited quantities, the “Contraband Edition” includes physical République-themed products, such as the soundtrack and The Manifesto, a 160-page collector’s edition book that describes life inside Metamorphosis.
“Republique is some of the most entertaining and clever dystopian fiction ever realized in game form.”
8.5/10 – Polygon
“Special, new, and necessary.”
8.5/10 – IGN
“If you’ve never played Republique before, this is the best way to experience it. Republique Remastered does so much with its new hardware that you’ll scarcely believe it’s the same game that hit iPad a year ago.”
8/10 – Hardcore Gamer
About This Game
At long last, République: Episode 5: Terminus is finally here! All of us at Camouflaj are anxious to finally release the fifth and final chapter of République. To all of you who waited patiently for the series conclusion, we deeply appreciate your patience and support. The team here at Camouflaj put our hearts and souls into this epic final episode — we hope you agree that it was worth the wait.
Just as we did with previous episodes, Episode 5: Terminus is not just an additional chapter but it comes with thousands of fixes and enhancements. Here’s a breakdown of the major changes we made in addition to adding the fifth episode:
◾Improved performance, crash frequency, and optimized framerate for lower-end devices
◾Resolved issue where Hope falls out of the game world on some machines with AMD graphics cards
◾Fixed issues regarding Hope’s trouble retrieving the EP3 cassette at beginning of episode, near desk in Reception Area
◾Unity default typeface no longer appears by default in certain prefabs (English alphabet only)
◾Improved and revised navigation, pathfinding, and collision in Episode 1-3
◾Improved camera rotation limits and view in all episodes
◾UI and pop-up improvements in all episodes
◾Updated 2D art for some scannable items in Episode 1-3
In addition to the upgrades we’ve made, here is some of the new stuff you can expect in Episode 5 (without spoiling too much):
◾Hostile Cameras: These new security cameras scattered throughout the game world will scan Hope and alert guards to her presence. Players can only inhabit them for a limited time, adding a neat layer of complexity to the gameplay loop.
◾Branching Paths: This is something we’ve kept close to the vest for a long time: EP5 has branching paths that change the course of the episode based on a decision you make early on. We don’t want to reveal too much, but this is a huge addition that greatly expands the content offered in Episode 5, offering a nice incentive to play through the campaign again.
◾A New Metamorphosis: Players are returning to the world of some previous episodes, but will find it looking and feeling much differently than before. You’re going to see new areas, meet new enemies, and forge some interesting alliances…
◾We want to say more, but it’s better if you to experience it for yourself!
When you’re done with the game, I encourage you to check out our final installment of The Making of République (available now in the Deluxe Edition), and take a look back on the production of this massive, four year endeavor. We’ve prided ourselves on giving you a window into our world by providing open and honest in-game developer commentary tracks, and these video documentaries are an extension of that. You might even see some old footage from back when we were younger, healthier, and less sleepy.
Finally, we want to give a shout out to composer Zinc Lemone for his work on Episode 5’s soundtrack (also included with the Deluxe Edition.) I’ve had some standout favorite tracks in previous episodes, but EP5’s soundtrack in simply incredible from start to finish. (“Loose Change” is the *JAM* y’all.)
Watching Episode 5’s final moments come to life this past year has been bittersweet. It’s hard to believe that we are finally at the finish line after first announcing the game back in 2012. We owe a lot to our initial Kickstarter backers, our publishing friends at GungHo Online Entertainment, and our stellar voiceover cast including Rena Strober, Jennifer Hale, David Hayter, Dwight Schultz, and Khary Payton. It’s not an exaggeration to say that République is the product of thousands of people coming together and making it a reality.