Roll7 had huge hits with both OlliOlli and OlliOlli 2 with both games gaining much acclaim. What could possibly come out from them that could follow such great games? How about Not A Hero, an entirely different type of game featuring a professional assassin turned amateur campaign manager tasked with cleaning up the city. Heck, I’ll just let the trailer speak for itself. All I know is that Not A Hero looks hypnotically fun.
Campaign Headquarters The political activists of Roll7 (OlliOlli) and video game industry lobbyists Devolver Digital announced the indie cover-based political satire shooter Not A Hero will be available for your PlayStation 4 needs on February 2nd next month for $12.99.
Hailed by critics as a “lean and brutal” and “relentless” indie shooter, Not A Hero follows professional assassin-turned-amateur campaign manager, Steve, who is charged with cleaning up the city by a time-traveling rabbit / British mayoral candidate 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.
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.
Not A Hero is available now on PC via Steam, GOG, and Humble if you prefer that sort of thing.
More information on Not A Hero can be found at NotAHe.Ro and by following @Roll_7, @VoteBunnyLord and @DevolverDigital on the Twitter.