Half-Minute Hero PSN demo announced ahead of PSP launch, as game goes gold
Clock-challenging RPG to hit shelves bang on time as anticipation hots up for Rising Star Games’ bright new addition
Tuesday 26th January: Still not sure Half-Minute Hero’s for you? Then fill your boots with some free RPG action as Rising Star Games has announced you’ll be able to download a playable ‘Hero Mode’ demo of the game on 4th February, via the PlayStation Network.
A cut-down version of the full game, this downloadable demo will allow players to enjoy a several seconds of Half-Minute Hero action. Oh, we’re joking: the demo boasts a selection of missions from the final game, each showcasing a different type of challenge from this innovative quick-fire RPG.
The full game is on track to hit retail on 12th February 2010, exclusively on PSP.
“We’re really excited about the release of Half-Minute Hero, truly the most innovative game on the PSP today,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “Those who can’t wait until launch day should head to the PlayStation Network to download a demo of Half-Minute Hero, which contains three exciting levels from the game.
“It has an unrivalled sense of humour, while managing to seriously suck you in with its old-school visuals and absorbing gameplay – as soon as you put it down you’ll be thinking about the next opportunity to level up and be ‘You > Evil’.”
Half-Minute Hero, from respected developer Marvelous Entertainment, takes the RPG genre to another level, challenging you to save the world in just 30 seconds. The game has already generated quite a buzz, with people clamouring to get their hands on it ahead of launch.
Half-Minute Hero is perfect for a society used to consuming information in bite-sized chunks, but completing each level is so satisfying, you won’t want to put it down. With over 100 missions – not to mention multiplayer options – and over 20 hours of gameplay, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.
At the start of each level a Dark Lord places a new obstacle in the way of our Hero’s progress, while puzzles are solved, you must also level up to ‘You > Evil’ status to stand a chance of defeating their nemesis.
Currency in the game is earned by slaying enemies and used to upgrade weapons, outfits and accessories, hire assistance and replenish the clock by ‘praying’ to the Time Goddess. But beware; the more you ‘buy back’ time, the higher the price – it certainly pays to complete its level in the shortest time possible.