OlliOlli's Roll7 announce 2¼D cover-shooter 'Not A Hero', uses ISO-Slant
Posted: 28.03.2014 13:37 by Simon Priest Comments: 0
2D and 2.5D are great and all but there's a real hunger for 2¼D gaming and OlliOlli creator Roll7 is using the ISO-Slant engine to feed those bellies. Not A Hero is a cover-shooter with "running, gunning and sliding".

It has "absolutely no qualms" in shooting your extremities off the moment you peek out from cover, and it's for PC and next-gen this fall. A playable alpha is on show at Rezzed.

Should you miss the event in the UK this weekend then Not A Hero will also appear at PAX East next month in Boston, USA. It's time to clean those streets for election.

"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."

The game uses the ISO-Slant engine to deliver art between 2D and 2.5D: "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 2D visual tour de force and creates a unique new genre sure to entertain for years to come."

Not A Hero releases on PC, Mac, Linux and next-gen consoles in Fall 2014. It's on show at Rezzed at The NEC, Birmingham from March 28-30 and later at PAX East in Boston April 11-13.
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