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Next Up Hero

An original action RPG, in which players get to control the titular heroes. A single hero usually is not able to face a challenge alone, thus the key to success lies in cooperation of the entire community - upon dying, a hero leaves behind an Echo that can be revived by another player and join his or her private army. You can continue in the form of the Echo and heal your character until you are ready to rejoin the fight.

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PC / Windows
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Next Up Hero

Next Up Hero | PC

Next Up Hero release date for PC:

game language:
English

June 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet

Sony PlayStation 4
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Next Up Hero

Next Up Hero | PS4

Next Up Hero release date for PS4:

game language:
English

June 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Next Up Hero

Next Up Hero | XBOX ONE

Next Up Hero release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

June 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet

Nintendo Switch
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Next Up Hero

Next Up Hero | Switch

Next Up Hero release date for Switch:

game language:
English

June 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet

Next Up Hero is an original action RPG developed by Digital Continue - a team created by Joe Tringali, who is known for working on such games as Scribblenauts, Lock's Quest, and Drawn to Life. The game described herein is available on multiple platforms including PlayStation 4.

Mechanics

In Next Up Hero for PlayStation 4, the player gets to control one of the titular heroes and is tasked with eliminating all the enemies lurking inside Spiral Shards - procedurally generated labyrinths. As a single hero often stands no chance against the foes at hand, one of the keys to success lies in... dying on the battlefield. A fallen hero leave behind the so-called Echo that can be revived by another player; this does not mean that one's role ends there - players can continue the game and heal their hero to eventually rejoin the battle. Interestingly enough, the bigger an army one controls, the bigger are chances of his or her success - this is how consecutive victories are earned not by individuals but by the entire community.

Similarly to classic games from the same genre, in Next Up Hero for PlayStation 4 players observe the action from the top-down perspective and get at their disposal nine heroes, each one featuring different preferred equipment and unique skillset. Heroes' combat potential increases as one progress through the game. The opponents (apart from the regular ones, there are also much more powerful bosses) can be eliminated with cold steel and ranged weapons including boomerangs, rocket launchers, and laser cannons. Moreover, players can freely customize their character as they see fit by changing his or her appearance and taking attack techniques from the defeated enemies.

Game modes

Apart from standard challenges, the creators of Next Up Hero release the so-called Champion Trials on a monthly basis. These trials are designed for the strongest of all heroes. Moreover, there is nothing standing in players' way to come up with their own challenges.

Technical aspects

The PlayStation 4 release of Next Up Hero features pleasant cartoonish style - players are bound to appreciate the rich color of the overall experience. During all the dynamic battles players are accompanied by the atmospheric soundtrack.