Identity V Coming to Android and iOS This July
NetEase Games’ Identity V will launch on Android and iOS this July, though it does not have a firm release at this time. Already popular in China, the asynchronous multiplayer horror game will soon bring 4 vs 1 PVP to Android and iOS, and pre-registration is still available.
Identity V is a Dead by Daylight style 4 vs 1 multiplayer game where four plays take the role of survivors and one player takes the role of a hunter. The survivors have to figure out how to survive and eventually escape while the hunter does everything in his/her power to track them down and end their game. The game takes a much lighter approach to its art style than the more serious Dead by Daylight, with fanciful costumes and significantly brighter and more stylized graphics.
NetEase has brought on members of Behaviour Digital, the studio behind Dead by Deadlight, in an advisory role for Identity V. This may limit the amount of backlash the company receives for making a game similar to Dead by Daylight.
Progress made during the game’s beta test will not carry over to the global launch version, but users who utilized the game’s in app purchases during the beta will receive a rebate when the game launches.
NetEase Games is a Chinese game publisher and developer that has been working on bringing its games to audiences around the world. The company has released the MMORPG Crusaders of Light, hero collection game Onmyoji, and a slew of battle royale games. Though the latter has gotten the company a lot of attention, not all of it has been positive. Many have criticized the company’s battle royale games as being derivative. Despite the criticism, NetEase’s battle royale titles were among the first mobile games to offer a full battle royale experience without compromises.
Identity V will be free and contains in app purchases. While a firm Identity V release date has not been set, the game is scheduled to have its global launch in July. Here is a trailer with a look at the game: