The charming lads of developer Roll7 (OlliOlli) and almost-as-charming folks at video game label Devolver Digital are proud to announce indie cover-based shooter Not A Hero is set to launch on PC May 7, 2015 and on PlayStation 4 and Vita later this year. To celebrate the announcement, Roll7 has collaborated with the Committee to Elect BunnyLord to launch a new, ostensibly democratic website (http://www.NotAHe.ro) and a new politically charged campaign ad (http://youtu.be/s3R3yVxMYaE) sure to swing a few votes in favor of BunnyLord.
Not A Hero follows professional assassin-turned-amateur campaign manager, Steve, who is charged with cleaning up the city by an anthropomorphic rabbit and mayoral candidate from the future named BunnyLord. Now Steve and his expanding roster of dubious heroes must wield their unique skills to shoot, slide, dive and take cover behind a political platform built on ethics, accountability, and an inordinate amount of gunfire. Eliminate the criminal underworld of the citys three major districts and persuade undecided voters to your cause, tackling the issues that matter by putting a gun in the mouth of those issues.
The Roll7 team really wanted to embrace the indie developer lifestyle by delaying the release of Not A Hero on several occasions for no discernable reason, noted Roll7 creative director, John Ribbins. Unfortunately, we also have a publisher so we have to stop messing around and release it. So, May 7 I guess.
Not A Hero is powered by ISO-Slant, a new proprietary technology that allows game developers to reach the sweet spot between 2D and 2½D perspectives with minimal effort. Through the liberal, almost irresponsible use of ISO-Slant, Not A Hero developer Roll7 is able to radically alter the standard 2D pixel art action game into an unbelievable 2¼D visual tour de force and creates a unique new genre sure to entertain for years to come.
Through extensive market research we were able to establish that the ideal indie game combines subtle political satire with intense, unrestrained violence from an anthropomorphic rabbit from the future, said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. Extensive market research.
Not A Hero will be launch on PC via Steam, GOG, and Humble on May 7, 2015 and gamers will get a chance to go hands-on with the beta version at PAX East, SXSW Gaming and Rezzed throughout March.