PLAYISM and Why So Serious Inc. owned by KADOKAWA Inc. under the Why So Serious? labelare proud to announce that the 2D action game version of beloved Japanese fantasy novel and 10 million copy bestseller Record of Lodoss War entitled Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth has officially been released into early access. The tile will be on launch sale at 10% for the first week after launch.
The gaps left in 2019’s latest installment of Record of Lodoss War are about to be filled – in 2D action game form!
Deedlit awakens in a strange, unknown place. As she explores her surroundings, she encounters “Ghim” and more of her old friends. Where is this place? Receiving help from spirits including “Sylph” and “Salamander”, Deedlit wanders this mysterious new world in search of answers…
Harness the Power of the Spirits to Battle Through Each Stage
You’ll need to take advantage of the powers possessed by the various spirits assisting Deedlit in her quest in order to make it through each stage.
Enhance the Power of the Spirits with “Soul Stream”
Absorb the “Soul Stream” generated when attacking and defeating enemies to level-up the spirits assisting Deedlit. This will provide the spirits with a variety of enhancements, including automatically regenerated HP/MP once they reach the maximum level and more. The strength of the spirits becomes Deedlit’s strength as well.
Master Myriad Types of Weaponry
Pick up and brandish the various weapons dropped by enemies, such as swords, knives, spears, and more. Learn to use each weapon according to its strengths: powerful swords are best for close-range melee attacks, while arrows can be used for ranged assaults, etc.
Early Access release
As with Touhou Luna Nights, the title has been released into early access in order to provide the best and most finely-tuned final product possible via user feedback and requests. The full version, featuring a number of beloved characters from the original series, will feature a total of six stages and is scheduled for full release later this year. The Early Access version consists of the first stage in the game.
● 2D action game featuring beloved heroine Deedlit just in time for the 30th anniversary of the renowned Japanese fantasy novel Record of Lodoss War.
● Developed by Team Ladybug, the studio behind Touhou Luna Nights, boasting over 150,000 copies sold worldwide.
● Immersive story filling in the blanks left in the original story coupled with stunning artwork faithful to the original.
● Diverse stages, unique gimmicks, and exciting action featuring a wide variety of weapons and spirit abilities.
Fan Art Contest
In order to celebrate the release of Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth into early access we are holding a Fan Art Contest with the heroine Deedlit as the subject! The winning piece will be used as official artwork for the title and will be used in banners and other promotional materials.
Usage Example: Touhou Luna Nights Fan Art Contest Winner ゆたろう (@yuhta_8823)’s banner
Used as store page banner
March 12th 2020 ~ April 9th 2020 23:59 (JST)
As long as the subject of the art is our dear Deedlit then it can be in any style you choose. Can submit any number of times as long as they are different pieces of art. Pieces you have done in the past can also be submitted.
How to Enter
Follow us on either @playismJP, @playismEN or WEIBO and post your piece with the hashtag #Deed_fac to enter your piece.
The honour of your piece being used as official promotional artwork ＆ a signed copy of Record of Lodoss War: The Crown of the Covenant (Japanese Ver.) signed by the author Ryo Mizuno.
・Runner’s Up：2 Contestants
A copy of Record of Lodoss War: The Crown of the Covenant (Japanese Ver.)
*Will be shipped from Japan. Please note the import laws of your country of residence will apply.
Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko・Team LadyBug・Why so serious?・PLAYISM
Announcement of Results
At the time of the next major update.（Planned May 2020）
For the winning and runner up pieces, we will ask contestants to resize or edit their piece in accordance with the Steam banner size regulations.
If your piece is chosen to be used in the official promotional banner it will be used globally for promotional purposes, we kindly ask that you provide us with PSD and ai data.
■Developer: Team Ladybug, Why so serious?
■Publisher: Why so serious?, PLAYISM
■Early Access Release: March 12th, 2020 (Thu.)
■Genre: 2D action-exploration
■Supported languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
■Price: $12.99 *10% launch discount
©️Ryo Mizuno/Group SNE/KADOKAWA/Team Ladybug/Why So Serious?