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Next Up Hero

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So you think can slay all the monsters and win eternal glory, is that it? Bad news, hero. In the Spiral Shards, we can only send in one hero at a time to fight the Ceaseless Dirge. At some point, a flaming blue fireball, mech mortar rocket, or giant spike of doom is going to hit you in the face, and you’re going to die. That’s when the fun begins. When you die, you’ll leave behind an Echo of your hero on the battlefield. The next hero in line will be able to resurrect your Echo as an AI battle companion. Take turns continuing each other’s games, fighting and dying with friends until you have an entire army of Echoes by your side. Everyone dies. Heroes continue. Next Up Hero is a 2D action adventure driven by Community Continue. Next Up Hero is inspired by friends taking turns at the arcade to beat unfairly difficult games, and designed so beating a session is a shared victory and more fun than playing on your own. Choose from nine heroes with an assortment of weapons and abilities to suit your playstyle, from swords and rocket launchers to laser turrets, bongo drums, and boomerangs. Coming this fall, Heroes who complete feats of greatness will gain entry into the Champions Trials, a monthly contest in which Digital Continue throws the hardest monsters they have at you. Developed with community feedback, Digital Continue will incorporate community ideas to improve characters, gameplay, weapons, attacks, and enemy types for the final game. Next Up Hero is the first game from Digital Continue, founded by Joe Tringali, the co-founder of 5TH Cell, creators of Scribblenauts, Lock’s Quest and Drawn to Life. Features: Community Continue - Engage in a cutting edge style of cooperative play, Community Continue, where beating community sessions is a shared achievement, and more fun than playing on your own. Champions Trials - Heroes who complete feats of greatness will gain entry into the Champions Trials, a monthly contest in which Digital Continue throws the toughest challenge they have at you in specially-designed levels. Work together with the community to solve puzzles, defeat challenging enemies, and unlock new rewards. You will probably die. Spotlight Sessions and Leaderboards - Compete with the community in daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards! Play in sessions with your favorite streamers, or join celebrities in exclusive VIP sessions! Customized Heroes - Defeat monsters and steal their abilities. Combine monster attacks, character skins, and Ancient abilities for thousands of deadly potential loadouts! Choose Your Own Achievement - Customize your next goal using a Mad Lib style journal system. Complete those goals to earn the Grand Tokens necessary to gain entry into the deadly Champions Trials. Supported Gamepads : Logitech RumblePad™ 2 Logitech™ Dual Action™ Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Controller for Windows® (Wired) Microsoft® Xbox® One Controller (Wired) Microsoft® Xbox® One Elite Controller PDP Rock Candy PDP Afterglow Razer Sabertooth SONY® PS4 DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller (Wired) Thurstmaster GPX
Release date
Jan 11, 2018
Digital Continue
Aspyr Media
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.1 GHz AMD A8-6700
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6850 / NVIDIA GeForce 650 / Intel IRIS Pro
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: NOTICE: All system requirements are preliminary and subject to change.
    NOTICE: Windows® 8 & 8.1 are unsupported.
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Next Up Hero reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Product received for free early access review concept very original, quite difficult game, with a co-op mode and a dozen characters. You play as a hero, and you fight against monsters. A lot. But at some point, you're going to die (like all the real heroes!). Each player's death leaves an echo. This ECHO can be resurrected by another player who is tempted in the adventure. Once resurrected, he follows you everywhere, and helps you fight against the forces of evil. I who usually do not like combat games without platforms, this one is very interesting. Only downside: the price.
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Early access review excellent game, so original that I do not know how you describe it, but I will try to do the best. So in this game each player will be able to create one or more adventure (s) (kinds of outdoor dungeons if you prefer). And it is the top that everything is based because for example if you created an adventure of 80 levels and a player dies, then he will leave his echo (phantom) on the map that can be resurrected by another player who also tries the adventure. Basically the more echos there will be on the map, the stronger the next player to try his luck. Knowing that there are "compensate" levels that will allow the next players to start directly at the 20th level for example. It is also important to know that with these echoes you can also invoke elders who are in fact spells created from the resurrected echoes (but which of the blow will no longer be at your side to fight). This is basically to summarize, the principle is very simple but I confess very difficult to explain and I hope you will understand:) You have in all and for all 9 heroes who each have their own skills. You can give them some talents and choose the elders you want to invoke before you go on an adventure. There are currently 3 biomes and 3 different adventure sizes. The game is very very hard! Each level of adventure will bring you a lot of surprises (finish the level before the end of the Chrono, play just with an aura of light around you (the worst), all the mobs and you have 1pv, avoid the rocks falling from the sky, etc, because there are quite a lot). The goal is finally to finish the adventures of each other but together without being together;) The principle is super well thought out and makes the game very addictive! There are quite a few players so many adventures also ranked according to the difficulty (easy to dismantle). It is frankly a game apart, and only in early access so it promises only good so there is already enough to do. I can only encourage you to try it because you will never have played a similar game.
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