Roll7 and Devolver Digital Announce Not A Hero

Not A Hero - Teaser Art

From the developers of hit game, OlliOlli comes a new 2¼D cover-based shooter called Not A Hero! Roll7 and game label Devolver Digital today announced their newest game coming to PC and next-gen consoles. This is a retro looking action game that features what the developer calls, “ISO-Slant” which is a middle ground between 2D and 2½D. I honestly don’t know what that means but I can’t wait to find out.

Not A Hero is scheduled to be released Fall 2014.

Press Release

London, UK – The handsome lads of developer Roll7 (OlliOlli) and overly-emotional video game label Devolver Digital are proud to announce Not A Hero – the first indie cover-based shooter presented in ISO-Slant™ for PC and next-gen consoles. Featuring a smorgasbord of running, gunning and sliding action, Not A Hero is a 2¼D cover-based shooter that has absolutely no qualms with handing you your own ass the minute you peek out from cover this summer.

When an anthropomorphic rabbit/mayoral candidate from the future named BunnyLord needs a murderous loner to clean up the city during the election, Steve heroically offers up his dubious skills with a gun and lack of self-preservation instinct to this mysterious stranger from beyond. Now Steve must clear five districts of crime and recruit new heroes for his cause by sliding, diving, ducking, and taking cover through hundreds of full-throttle shootouts across the city. Through the power of ISO-Slant™ technology and a wasted youth, London-based developer Roll7 (OlliOlli) delivers the greatest 2¼D cover-based indie shooter of all time ever.

“The Roll7 team was less than enthused about partnering with a publisher of questionable morals and hygiene but through a series of legal maneuvers and old fashioned black magic here we are – stuck with Devolver Digital,” noted Roll7 creative director, John Ribbins.

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.

“We are so glad to have partnered with the ISO-Slant™ team™,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “While there are plenty of tools for 2D and 3D game development, if your ass wants some 2¼D action write that check for ISO-Slant™, baby.”

Not A Hero will be hitting PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and next-gen consoles in Fall 2014 and will debut with a playable alpha at Rezzed in Birmingham, England March 28 – 30 and PAX East in Boston, USA April 11 – 13.

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