Devolver Digital announced today that indie cover-based shooter Not A Hero is set to launch on PC on May 7th. To celebrate the announcement, Devolver Digital and Roll7 have released a new trailer that can be viewed below.
Not A Hero follows professional assassin-turned-amateur campaign manager, Steve, who is charged with cleaning up the city by an anthropomorphic rabbit and mayoral candidate from the future named BunnyLord. Now Steve and his expanding roster of dubious heroes must wield their unique skills to shoot, slide, dive and take cover behind a political platform built on ethics, accountability, and an inordinate amount of gunfire.
Roll7 creative director, John Ribbins, said:
“The Roll7 team really wanted to embrace the indie developer lifestyle by delaying the release of Not A Hero on several occasions for no discernable reason. Unfortunately, we also have a publisher so we have to stop messing around and release it. So, May 7 I guess.”
Not A Hero is powered by ISO-Slant, a new proprietary technology that allows game developers to reach the sweet spot between 2D and 2½D perspectives with minimal effort. 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 2¼D visual tour de force and creates a unique new genre sure to entertain for years to come.
Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker added:
“Through extensive market research we were able to establish that the ideal indie game combines subtle political satire with intense, unrestrained violence from an anthropomorphic rabbit from the future. Extensive market research.”
Not A Hero will be launch on PC via Steam, GOG, and Humble on May 7th.