Deadbeat Productions, an indie developer made up of former Lionhead and Rockstar developers Adam Langridge and Imkan Hayati, and Square Enix Collective announced today that their comic book inspired 3D brawler Deadbeat Heroes is now available on Xbox One and PC, and released a launch trailer for it.
In total, Deadbeat Heroes contains 40 levels, all of which contain are variety of different enemies and can be conquered by players with many different attacks and nine bombastic superpowers. Players are not able to block, as the developers wanted to encourage “swift reactions and a focus on versatility” from the player. That being said, players still have a wide selection of dashing, leaping, climbing, and wall running moves to dodge both enemies and bullets. The game also contains both solo and local co-op modes.
Adam Langridge, Director at Deadbeat Productions, had the following to say about what the developers were trying to do with the Deadbeat Heroes, and what some of their inspirations were:
“With Deadbeat Heroes we wanted to capture the spirit of classic fighters but update it for current gamers. The result is a fast, fluid, movement based brawler where you – and a friend – can show off while creating daft amounts of chaos around you. It’s our ode to some of the biggest and brightest brawlers of the past, as well as our take on where the genre can go. Deadbeat Heroes is for anyone who, like us, already loves the excitement and camaraderie of co-op fighters as well as action gamers who want to test their mettle with something new.”
Meanwhile, Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix West, commented on how Deadbeat Heroes shows what talented developers can do when they have more freedom:
“Deadbeat Heroes brilliantly showcases exactly what Square Enix Collective is all about – supporting some of the industry’s brightest talent and giving them the opportunity to be truly creative. This is without doubt one of the most purely fun games I’ve played in a long time.”
You can check out the launch trailer below. Deadbeat Heroes is currently available on PC and Xbox One.