Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-06-08 15:07 JST)
Japanese game developer Tadasumen has announced that I’m going to die if I don’t eat sushi! is coming to Steam on June 22 (JST). The Steam version will feature achievements, online leaderboards, and support for 7 different languages including English and Japanese. It will also contain the game’s true ending.
[Update 2022/06/08 19:56 JST] English voiceover will be partially available (reaction voices when eating sushi and a portion of general-purpose voice lines) at launch, in addition to the existing Japanese voiceover option.
I’m going to die if I don’t eat sushi! is a 3D action game available on Tadasumen’s own personal website called kusoi.site. In the game, a great sushi hating evil is trying to remove sushi from the world. The protagonist is a man who loves sushi so much that he will die if he doesn’t eat it. One day while eating giant pieces of sushi scattered across the ground, the sushi begins to disappear right before his eyes. The man is then approached by a giant tuna roll that calls itself “The Great Sushi Will.” The man turns his love of sushi into strength and sets off to save sushi. By eating more sushi, the man will rescue both sushi and himself in this high-tension action game.
The main character of the game may love sushi a little too much because if he doesn’t eat it, he dies. In terms of gameplay, this translates to a life gauge that begins depleting when you start a stage. The gauge can be refilled by eating sushi scattered about the stages, but if it depletes completely, you’ll run out of strength and fail the stage. Just like the title says, you’ll die if you don’t eat sushi.
Each stage has a goal of eating a certain amount of sushi, eating a specific type of sushi, or reaching the goal. By successfully completing stages you will receive “Sushi Souls.” New stages will be unlocked based on the number of Sushi Souls in your possession. The game also features Japanese voiceovers where the main character shouts out his love of sushi as he eats it. While the game’s protagonist may be strange, the action in the game is polished and his need to eat sushi adds even more tension.
I’m going to die if I don’t eat sushi! is being made by the Japanese game developer Tadasumen. Tadasumen has released free games such as the horror title PIEN-ぴえん–, Nagashi Macho Men, and even a game about rescuing macho men trapped in a gymnasium ceiling. I’m going to die if I don’t eat sushi! also released as a free game on December 29, 2021, and made a splash on social media in Japan for its strange setting and tight gameplay.
The Steam version will add new reaction voices when eating sushi from high-end restaurants and a new item that can revive players during a stage. It’s now easier to play and with more features than ever before. These additions will also be added to the original version from kusoi.site via an update.