Play to Save Halloween in New ‘Death or Treat’ Video Game

A brand new action video game based around Halloween, Death or Treat is coming this spring.

Developer Saona Studios will launch the 2D hack-and-slash rogue-lite game Death or Treat for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam on May 5, with versions for the PlayStation 4 and Switch also coming soon. In addition, Perp Games will be doing physical versions of Death or Treat that will be available from June 2.

In Death or Treat, you will play as Scary, the owner of Ghost Mart, leader in manufacturing candies for Halloween in HallowTown. However, those big-name corporate ghouls have decided to horn in on your business, leaving you to take them on and save Halloween.

Players will reportedly explore huge maps while trying to survive the hordes of enemies that come your way, with combat as one of the fundamental pillars of Death or Treat, requiring you to choose your favorite weapon style (fast, heavy, or ranged) and face enemies head on, flying through the air and attacking the crowd with force.

Along the way, you’ll also be collecting valuable hidden treasures to unlock new weapons and skills to aid you on your journey. It’s all set against traditional animations and handpainted environments that provide HallowTown’s distinctive style, with each world having its own unique look and feel.

You can watch the official teaser trailer for Death or Treat below.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.