GungHo Online Entertainment and Seattle-based development studio Camouflaj have announced that the stealth-action game République will release on the PlayStation 4 digitally and in retail stores on March 22nd in North America and later this spring for Europe. The fifth and final episode, Terminus, will also be available for download on PC and mobile devices during the same day as the console release. The PS4 version, distributed by ATLUS, will include the complete series for $24.99. In addition, NIS America will also distribute a limited “Contraband Edition” of the game for $44.99 in their online store. This special edition features République-themed physical goods such as the soundtrack and The Manifesto, a 160 page book detailing about life inside Metamorphosis.
Unique to the PS4 version is a new control scheme allowing players to control Hope, a young woman held captive inside Metamorphosis, a shadowy totalitarian state ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. By hacking into the secret nation’s elaborate surveillance network, players guide Hope on a treacherous and thrilling journey to freedom.
“The evolution of the series from the mobile one-touch control to the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is a monumental achievement and ensures our captivating stealth story reaches a truly massive audience,” said Ryan Payton, founder of Camouflaj. “What began as a small project has become a landmark title that has expanded creatively and technically throughout all five episodes. It’s been quite a journey for our studio and we are confident that fans will find the conclusion well worth the wait.”
In other news, République‘s fourth episode — God’s Acre — released on PC and mobile devices in December and is available for purchase with the full season on Steam for $24.99 or by episodes on mobile devices for $4.99. Those who purchased the full season will receive the final episode Terminus on March 22nd.