Deathloop release date reportedly set for May 2021

Deathloop
(Image credit: Arkane)

Deathloop will launch for PS5 and PC on May 21, 2021, according to a New Zealand PS Store listing.

We knew Deathloop was meant to release in Q2 2021 (late spring), but until now there was no set release date. It seems like this date is legitimate, as it falls within Q2 and you can even pre-order both titles, but it could also be a placeholder date. There are two listings on the New Zealand PS Store, one for the Standard Edition (opens in new tab) and one for the Deluxe Edition (opens in new tab) - and keep in mind these are in Australian dollars, so don't freak out about the price. 

Pre-ordering Deathloop will get you a unique weapon, character skin, and a Trinket, which is an equippable buff. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with the following: 

  • Transtar Trencher weapon
  • Eat The Rich Tribunal weapon
  • .44 Karat Fourpounder weapon
  • “Party Crasher” Colt skin
  • “Sharp Shooter” Julianna skin
  • Original Game Soundtrack Selections
  • Two Trinkets equippable buffs

Deathloop follows two rival assassins, Juliana and Colt, who are trapped in a literal death-loop, with Juliana trying to preserve the loop and Colt trying to break it. The result is a lot of killing, over and over again. It's unclear why they're stuck in this loop, but we know it has something to do with an entity known as Black Reef.

Like any Arkane game, Deathloop will let you choose how to go about doing a violence. You can confront your enemies in a variety of ways using an impressive collection of weapons and abilities, which means everyone's playthrough will be rather different. Couple that with the cool vintage spy movie vibe, and you've got a 2021 GOTY contender, IMO.

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.