The 2D RPG platformer Underhero, inspired by the likes of Paper Mario and other great Nintendo adventures, has arrived for the gaming masses on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to deliver its own distinctive spin on a hero’s journey. Would you like to know more about the heroic journey ahead?
Underhero is the debut title from Venezuelan developers Paper Castle,with the premise of the game turning the hero journey as you know it on its head. Due to the failure of the chosen hero, players will instead take control of an underling of the main baddie, who begrudgingly embarks on the perilous quest. Aided by a magical companion, this accidental adventurer must purge all evil from the Chestnut Kingdom and bring about the demise of their former boss, Mr Stitches.
Prepare to traverse the colourful Chestnut Kingdom and tackle a number of quirky bosses by getting to grips with a special timing-based combat system. Solving puzzles and uncovering the secrets of this world will become commonplace on the heroic quest. There’s also some old-school platforming fun to be had, a quirky cast of characters to meet along the way, and a light-hearted story to enjoy that’s full of humour.
For those wishing to be the unlikely saviour in Underhero, it’s out right now to purchase via the Xbox Store for £14.24 – and you’ll find it on the PlayStation Store too. Sadly, Nintendo Switch owners must wait a little while longer, with a release coming on 27th February.
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Underhero is an RPG-platformer where the chosen hero has failed, and an underling of the evil king reluctantly takes his place as the new hero. Use timing-based combat to defeat enemies as you venture across the land, face off against quirky bosses, and save the Chestnut Kingdom from your own evil boss, Mr Stitches! Key Features: A side-scrolling RPG adventure, complete with lush pixel art and cartoony aesthetics Jump, slash, evade, talk, and bribe your way through a fantasy adventure with a satirical twist Turn-based combat… without the turns! Precisely timed actions are your most powerful weapons Level up, solve puzzles, find secrets in a world full of friends, foes, and weird inhabitants A wonderful original soundtrack composed by Stijn van Wakeren A story full of humor and mysteries awaits!