Dead Pixel Arcade has released You Will Die for the Xbox 360. Unlike many current games that encourage the player with achievements, hints, and other devices designed to make game play easier, 'You Will Die' refuses to help the player in any way. Instead, it not only taunts the player at the start of each level with phrases such as 'You're pathetic' and 'This is just sad', the game play itself goes against the current trend in video games by not giving the player any powerups or weapon enhancements. The only assistance given the player is a shield, that when used, subtracts points from the player's score. Also, no achievement points are awarded at any time.
Lead Developer, Derrick Hopkins says 'This game is evil. Period. We've brought together an incredible pool of talent that stretches beyond video games. From the graphics, to the voice work, to the music, I was continually impressed by the level of artistry that was put into a game that will most likely anger those who play it. We're redefining the term hardcore. Although we included 32 levels, only the best players will ever get past level 8 and we doubt anyone will ever see level 15."