Heart&Slash, a fast-paced 3D brawler with roguelike elements set in a colorful yet desolate world is set to launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this month. Currently in Early Access on Steam, the game will get its official launch for Windows, Mac, and Linux in August.
In the game, you play as Heart, a malfunctioning robot trying to escape mindless machines in a robotic future where humans no longer exist. Along the way you meet Slash, and try to capture his attention — which will take several playthroughs. How, and more importantly IF, you succeed as Heart depends on your choices as each quest gives you a chance to woo Slash with different opportunities arising in which you will have to find the balance to allow this futuristic love story to thrive.
“Early Access was an important step in Heart&Slash’s development,” says Juan Raigada, Creative Director for ahearfulofgames. “While we Kickstarted the game and had enough funding to see it through to completion, we reached a stage in development where we felt the need to gather as much feedback as possible to make the best game we could.”
Key features of Heart&Slash include:
- Fight using 75 different weapons and 60 different body parts that will change the way the game plays. Teleport, stop time, fly with a jetpack, wall-jump, discover enemy weaknesses, and more. From the trivial to the game-changing, you can try thousands of different combinations.
- Die and try again. Permadeath means Heart&Slash is not an easy game — but dying shouldn’t matter, since robots can be cloned easily and indefinitely. Every time you start a new game, the levels you fight through and the items or weapons you collect will change.
- Unique art style that will bring back the memories of game systems long gone.
- Almost no downtime. Levels are short and brutal.
Heart&Slash will be available on June 24th on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the Steam launch coming in August. Are you going to be picking up this 3D brawler for console or on Steam? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.