Successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2014, Heart&Slash is set in a colorful post-apocalyptic world. Players initially take on the role of Heart, a malfunctioning robot trying to escape the grip of the evil and all-seeing QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems). Along the way, you meet Slash. Naturally, Heart tries to capture Slash’s attention through several playthroughs — which is far from easy since Slash is a somewhat rough veteran. Heart&Slash is no walk in the park. Every death is permanent and means a new randomly generated level for you to start over with a different set of weapons and items you can use, new enemies to fight and secrets to explore.
Heart&Slash Key Features:
- Fight using 75 different weapons and 60 different body parts that will change the way the game plays. Teleport, stop time, fly with a jetpack, wall-jump, discover enemy weaknesses, and more. From the trivial to the game-changing, you can try thousands of different combinations.
- Die and try again. Permadeath means Heart&Slash is not an easy game — but dying shouldn’t matter, since robots can be cloned easily and indefinitely. Every time you start a new game, the levels you fight through and the items or weapons you collect will change
- Unique art style that will bring back the memories of game systems long gone
- Almost no downtime. Levels are short and brutal
Here is the Heart&Slash Launch Trailer:
Heart&Slash is now available on Xbox One (worldwide) and PlayStation 4 (Europe). The North American PS4 launch will take place on Tuesday, June 28th. The game is also available as a physical release in select territories. Pricing is set at $19.99 in North America. [PlayStation UK link]
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