On Thursday, Next Up Hero left Early Access on Steam and launched for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was previously announced last year by Aspyr Media and Digital Curve.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of it yet, Next Up Hero is a dungeon crawler that features hand-drawn heroes that hack and slash their way through Ventures to fight back against evil monsters known as the Ceaseless Dirge. The game is pretty tough, and when players die, they actually die. However, an “echo” of their former selves will remain for the next player to raise. Up to twenty AI followers can be raised.
There is also an option to craft dungeons and players can challenge the community to attempt to beat it. If they do, they get to keep a rare piece of loot, but if they fail then the treasure belongs to the dungeon’s creator.
You can try out Next Up Hero for free on PC this weekend by heading over to Steam, and you can download some skins from some other Valve games to fight back against the Ceaseless Dirge while you’re there.
The game is also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One if consoles are more your thing. You can check out the trailer below: