Android multiplayer horror game Identity V is now open for pre-registrations, with NetEase Games promising its latest title will be launching on the Google Play Store in a matter of days. The Beijing, China-based developer moved outside of its comfort zone for its newest project, having resolved to deliver a title that falls in a relatively niche category of cooperative games that place players in the shoes of vulnerable characters trying to avoid being mauled by a major threat, which is also controlled by another person.
The experience is somewhat akin to Dead by Daylight, a 2016 asymmetrical horror game from Behavior Digital, with those similarities apparently being intentional seeing how NetEase partnered with the Montreal studio on Identity V. Players interested in pre-registering their interest in the upcoming mobile game can do so by referring to the banner below, though the process of doing so is much more complicated than what developers usually have in mind when they offer such sign-ups; to pre-register for Identity V, you'll have to assume the role of Detective Orpheus and collect certain clues on the game's website, then analyze them and piece together the first of many mysteries behind the eerie title. The interactive experience still shouldn't take you more than a few minutes to complete and doing so will provide you with the ability to subscribe for updates on either the Android or iOS version of the game, with both being expected to launch simultaneously this summer.
Identity V will allow for four-versus-one games wherein one player will assume the role of a hunter and be a free-to-play experience with optional microtransactions providing access to cosmetics which don't affect the gameplay in any way. Cross-platform multiplayer should be part of the package as well, and even though smartphones and tablets generally aren't seen as highly suitable platforms for this gaming genre, the developers are promising an intuitive control scheme that prioritizes smooth gameplay above everything else.