A sooner than expected peek into the October issue of Megami Magazine has revealed some new info on 5pb’s visual novel Re:Zero –Starting Life in Another World- DEATH OR KISS.

The story goes like this: There is a beauty contest tied into the Ruler Election, and the winner of this contest will receive a treasure that provides great luck and a powerful advantage for attaining the thrown.

But the prize isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be. It ends up giving Subaru (the protagonist) the “Curse of Death”, and this curse can only be broken by the “kiss of a beautiful girl”. Subaru must build trust with the girls if he hopes to survive.

Beauty contest/relationship candidates include: Emilia, Rem, Ram, Beatorisu, Crusch, Priscilla, and Anastasia.

Here are some scans of the magazine:

The visual novel is scheduled for release in Japan on March 23rd, 2017. It will be available for PS Vita and PS4, and vary in price depending on edition. Standard edition for 8,100yen, digital edition for 7,560yen, and a limited edition for 11,350yen.