LET IT DIE has exceeded four million downloads just over a year after its release. The official LET IT DIE twitter account posted the following tweet:
Hey, senpai! Celebrate 4 million downloads with us on our 2/27 Twitch stream at 7 PM PST!
We'll be covering new info on the Jackals, tier 4 equipment, why Director Shin and I are dressed like this, and much more!
— LET IT DIE The Game (@LETITDIETheGame) February 12, 2018
Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by GungHo Online, LET IT DIE released to most territories December 2016 with a Japanese release to follow two months later. With a modest 72 metascore and 7.4 user score average, LET IT DIE has found success in the free to play scene as an oddball action survival game. Though it just reached four million downloads, the game surpassed the three million mark within five months of launch. Founded in 1998, the eccentric studio is best known for games like Killer7, No More Heroes, Shadows of The Damned, and Lollipop Chainsaw.
More recent notable titles from Grasshopper Manufacture include the first official English release of The Silver Case in 2016, the eclectic studio’s first ever project. Its mobile sequel, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case is slated for release this year. Grasshopper is also developing the Nintendo Switch exclusive Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. While part of the No More Heroes franchise, Travis Strikes Again is designed and written as a fresh start for Travis.
LET IT DIE grew out of the remnants of the cancelled collaborative Suda 51/Grasshopper Manufacture project–Lily Bergamo. Announced in 2013, players would control protagonist Tae Loroi in an action game set in the year 2043 that would have featured an “element of growth”. This original incarnation of the concept contained some of the online elements familiar to LET IT DIE faithful. The gradual growth would accumulate in the form of what is described as updated player data. Online features including actual online play were planned with exact details shrouded in the unknown. Lily Bergamo was re-announced as LET IT DIE the following year at E3.
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