Will: The Death Trap II

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Will: The Death Trap II
Basic Information
Video Game
Interactive fiction, Visual novel, Adventure
5¼-inch Double-Density floppy disk
Retail Features
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
September 1985
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Will: The Death Trap II is a video game developed and published by Square for the NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Fujitsu FM-7, and Sharp X1 in 1985. The game and its supporting computer platforms were released exclusively in Japan. Will is the sequel to The Death Trap, and was Square's second release.

Much like its predecessor, Will is an interactive fiction game, which relies on simple command lines from the user's input to progress through the game. As opposed to the earlier "text adventures", with only text as output, Will provides graphical feedback by using screenshots. Square recruited a postgraduate student from Keio University to program the bitmap graphics of Will. The game is considered one of the first animated computer games. Will sold 100,000 copies in Japan, which, while less than its predecessor, was a major commercial success at the time of its release.