Bitmap Bureau’s side-scrolling extravaganza will be published on home console by Rising Star Games. 88 Heroes features exactly what the name implies: players will take on the role of 88 different heroes, each one with their own unique abilities and moves. There are 88 levels to complete and you can get a taste of what they’re like with the trailer below.
Martin Defries, the managing director of Rising Star Games, commented about the inclusion of 88 Heroes in their line-up of titles due out this fall for home consoles and PC, saying…
“We’ve got at least 88 reasons why we’re so excited to be working with Bitmap Bureau on the release of 88 Heroes”, “Top of the list has to be the fast-paced and hectic, yet cunning and precise platforming gameplay, that is a genuine crowd-pleasing spectacle to behold and a thrill to play”
The game has some really crazy modes and features, including the solo mode, where you just pick one of the 88 heroes to travel through the 88 levels across four different areas. There’s also the Magnificent 8 mode, where you pick up to eight heroes and only those heroes, and you attempt to beat the game with them.
They also plan on adding in additional heroes via DLC.
I remember seeing this game on Greenlight and loving the themes and presentation. Bitmap Bureau has a real gem on their hands if plays anywhere near as well as it looks. You can look to grab the game 88 days from now on August 8th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Need more info? Feel free to hit up the game’s official website.