Not a Hero

A blaster to be mastered, Not a Hero's combat is flexible but strains against a tight leash.

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Not a Hero gets PS4 release date but canned on Vita

Not a Hero gets PS4 release date but canned on Vita

"It sucks that we couldn't make it happen."

Not a Hero, the newest game by OlliOlli maker Roll7, releases 2nd February on PlayStation 4. It costs 9.99/€12.99/$12.99.

Not a Hero is already available on PC - and has been since May last year - and for the same price.

But what about Vita? That's where lovely skateboarding game OlliOlli was born after all. Unfortunately that version has been canned. A blog post written by Roll7 in the style of Not a Hero's baddie Bunnylord suggested as much so I followed up with the developer and yes, confirmed, Vita Not a Hero is dropped.

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Not a Hero review

Not a Hero review

Not bad at all.

Not a Hero is released on PlayStation 4 this week. Here's our review of the PC game, first published on 14th May 2015.

All of the action in Not a Hero is precipitated by Bunnylord, an anthropomorphised purple rabbit that wants to win elections by fighting crime. Well, by your fighting crime on his behalf anyway, with 'fighting crime' meaning 'kill every single criminal you see anywhere.' Bunnylord lives in a world of absolutes and, as his agent, so do you.

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Not a Hero delayed a week

But adds 60 fps.

Not a Hero, the 2D cover-shooter/political satire from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has been delayed an extra week until 14th May when it will launch on Steam, GOG and the Humble Store.

OlliOlli dev announces Not a Hero release date

OlliOlli dev announces Not a Hero release date

On PC in May, PS4 and Vita later this year.

Not a Hero, the next game from the talented team that brought us OlliOlli, will be released 7th May on PC via Steam, GOG and Humble.

PlayStation 4 and Vita releases will follow "later this year".

Not a Hero is a side-on pixel-art shooter our Martin Robinson lazily - by his own admission - described as "a 2D Vanquish with hipster bounce".

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Molyneux's broken promise to Curiosity winner honoured by Devolver

Bryan Henderson is now a god in Not a Hero.

Earlier this week we detailed the story of Bryan Henderson, the 20-year-old man who won Peter Molyneux's iOS app, Curiosity, upon which he was promised to be the god of the studio's next game, Godus, and receive a portion of its revenue. Instead, all he got was a stupid T-shirt.

I've already written enough about New Cross developers Roll7 that they've threatened to take out a restraining order should I write any more, but hopefully they're all looking the other way this afternoon and won't realise I'm penning this little blog for a quick video starring them. It comes from last month's Rezzed, and features a new look at action shooter Not a Hero in action.

FeatureNot a Hero is like a 2D Vanquish

And it's every bit as good as that sounds.

There are problems that crop up during a game's development, and then there are problems. Right now, Not a Hero - the next game from OlliOlli developer roll7 - has one of the best I've ever heard of.