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Next Up Hero





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Next Up Hero





The Ceaseless Dirge has attacked! Fight as Legendary Heroes against tough-as-nails mechs and monsters. Every time you die, you leave behind an Echo who can be raised by the next player. The more heroes who die, the stronger we all become, until we win together. Are you a Hero? Good. You’re up next.

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This is an Early Access Game

This means the game is still in active development, and can change drastically throughout development. The Early Access program will not only allow the player to enjoy the fantastic gameplay experience, but will also allow the player to make a real difference in how the game progresses.

The team will continue to create new features throughout the process. Those who choose to purchase the game should expect missing content, bugs, incomplete content and, potentially, game breaking problems.



The Ceaseless Dirge has attacked! Fight as the Legendary Heroes against tough-as-nails mechs and monsters. Every time you die, you leave behind an Echo who can be raised by the next player. The more heroes who die, the stronger we all become, until we win together. Are you a Hero? Good. You're up next.

Next Up Hero is an impossibly-hard 2D action game driven by Community Continue. Inspired by lost childhoods spent at the arcade in which best friends took turns beating unfairly difficult games, Next Up Hero was created so that beating a level is a shared victory, and more fun than playing on your own.

Choose from nine Legendary Heroes with an assortment of weapons and abilities to suit your playstyle, from swords and rocket launchers to laser turrets, bongo drums, and boomerangs. When enough heroes have achieved enough feats of greatness, the Champion Trial will be unlocked, the most punishing ventures created by Digital Continue's own level designers that that require community communication and teamwork if you hope to even stand a chance.

Next Up Hero is the first original game from Digital Continue, founded by Joe Tringali, the co-founder of 5TH Cell, creators of Scribblenauts, Lock's Quest and Drawn to Life.


■ Community Continue - Engage in a cutting edge style of cooperative play where beating community ventures is a shared achievement, and more fun than playing on your own.
■ Champion Trials - The toughest ventures yet. Unlocked only when the community has proven it is ready. To have any chance of survival, you must work together as a community to solve puzzles, defeat impossible bosses, and unlock new rewards. You will probably die.
■ Spotlight Ventures and Leaderboards - Compete with the community in daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards! Play in ventures with your favorite streamers, or join celebrities in exclusive VIP ventures!
■ 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 Champion Trial.

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Aspyr Media Europe Ltd
Digital Continue
RPG, Action
Aspyr Media Europe Ltd
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Singleplayer, Co-op
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
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Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required include the Steam Client. 

Internet Connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.

Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (3.4 GHz) or AMD A8-7600 (3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6850 / NVIDIA GeForce 650 / Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1 GB VRAM; Windows 8 & 8.1 are unsupported
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A Potential Early Access Title!


First of all you should know that this is an early access title and you should know there's still plenty of works needed to release for the final product. Considering that I can say Next Up Hero is an amazing top down action 2D game which sometimes can be very challenging indeed! There's some cool RPG progressing elements in the game which has been implemented wisely in the game, you can pick your own hero with melee or range abilities and customize them, develop and make the stronger with playing more and more, the game also offers lovely and smooth visuals along with amazing musics which makes the intensity and challenge up to a higher level! the gameplay mechanics might seem very simple which IS indeed, but it does not mean the game is also easy! the controls are working great and believe me if you want to not hurt your fingers or your keyboard! I suggest you try it with a controller which definitely makes you feel the difference in gameplay outcome. there's also lots of boss fights and if you just not be so careful especially on melee heroes you might end up dead so easily :) Next Up Hero is a great game with lots of potentials and i hope the developers listen more to the community and make it greater as it could be!

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