Have a Nice Death official artwork with the logo

[Update]: Have a Nice Death has now landed into Early Access, and so far it's looking quite solid.

In stark contrast to his usual portrayal, the Grim Reaper in the upcoming action-roguelike Have a Nice Death is a chronically disgruntled grandpa that just wants to take a break for once in eternity. Unfortunately for him, the world's full of previous employees that have forgotten who's at the top of the food chain, thus forcing poor ol' Death to venture out into the unknown to teach them all a lesson with the business end of his scythe.

What all of this nonsense means in actual gameplay, however, is that you'll get to hack and slash your way through legions of enemies across multiple worlds, all culminating in an assortment of big bad boss fights. Should you die somewhere along the way, there's no cause for concern as you have plenty of connections in the underworld! So instead of simply fading away, you'll pop right back in your office alongside new abilities and upgrades to help spice up your next playthrough.

But enough yammering from me, you can get a pretty good idea of just what Have a Nice Death is all about through the recently posted and rather charming trailer. Have a peek:

Have a Nice Death will be heading into Steam Early Access this March 8th, and it will most likely remain there for about a year. The initial version will have all of the gameplay systems present and accounted for, while future updates will mostly focus on fleshing things out by adding fresh content like new worlds, enemies, weapons, difficulty modes, and so forth.

Once Have a Nice Death lands I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can learn a little bit more about it, as well as its Early Access plans, over at Steam.

Have a Nice Death game screenshot of a large and ominous building

Have a Nice Death game screenshot of a giant boss on a chair