With a certain Square Enix sale just starting, the publisher announces the acquisition of yet another upcoming indie title to their growing Square Enix Collective catalog - Deadbeat Heroes.
Being pieced together by industry professions with experience working within both Lionhead Studios and Rockstar Games, Adam Langridge and Imkan Hayati have formed Deadbeat Production to make "a game that we've always dreamed of making"
At its core, Deadbeat Heroes is all about the joys of movement in a way that isn't just out to celebrate mobility by running a triathlon - it's about beating up a bunch of baddies. Obviously. Using the tagline "Powers to the People", the team is working around a script and story crafted by BAFTA winner writer James Leach to make a game all about those without superpowers deciding to do the work you'd expect of a fictional comic book hero.
Swiping powers from their enemies and dodging bullets with the impressive agility, the wise-cracking characters penned by James are more about dishing out the damage rather than taking it. Apparently not believing in the art of blocking, it's a game the creator's say leans heavily on their experience with the Silver and Bronze age of comic books alongside the arcade beat-em-ups that followed.
There's no release date in mind just yet, but its colorful worlds are certainly something to keep an eye on. Shame there's no trailer, either.
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14 March 2017 | By Josh Brown