20XX, the 2D action-platformer from Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games is now available for the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The game originally came out for PC after spending several years in Early Access, selling more than 100,00 copies. The developers figured there was a niche of untapped gamers on the home consoles looking for a Mega Man style clone using rogue-lite parameters and hard-as-nails gameplay.
The game features three playable characters and a bevy stash of procedurally generated levels. Players will have to navigate these levels to the best of their abilities while avoiding dying. Unlike Mega Man or Mighty No. 9, if you die once you lose all of your progress. The objective is to make your way through increasingly difficult procedurally generated levels as enemies get tougher, bosses get harder, and you’ll have to balance on a thread of low HP while executing precision platforming.
20XX is no walk in the park, and it can very easily induce rages resulting in your wall and your controller having violent intercourse with one another leaving one or both of them injured beyond repair.
For some gameplay footage of what 20XX looks like in action, you can check out the trailer below.
Much like the Mega Man X series, you’ll be able to focus on melee or projectile based combat. Upgrades are available throughout the levels as you complete them, enabling you to gain new abilities and increase your character’s proficiency… so long as you can stay alive.
To help ease the pain (or increase the levels of masochism and the potentiality of broken friendships) there’s a two-player co-op mode available for both local play and online play. So you can grab a buddy and trudge through the levels together as if it were 1993.
You can pick up a digital copy of 20XX right now for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One for $17.99. If you want to see more footage of the game or check out additional screenshots, be sure to pay a visit to the 20XX website.