Pssst, come over here before my supervisors at XSEED Games see me talking to you, part-timer. As MonStar Team All-Star, I’ll be keeping my eyes on you after that vase incident. I ALMOST GOT BLAMED FOR THAT and I’m just an innocent l’il slug. There’s lots to do to get ready for all our new guests arriving today, so stop slacking and start greeting them at the Heroland Docks. You had better make sure they have fun or you’ll have ME to deal with! I’m gonna make myself scarce before my supervisors show up.
XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is celebrating today’s grand opening for Heroland, the absurdly humorous and ridiculously cute RPG set in a theme park, on the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. The game is now available with a day 1 physical Heroland “Knowble Edition” for a MSRP of $49.99 at the XSEED Games Store and other participating retailers for PS4 system and the Nintendo Switch system, and digitally on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Store, and Windows PC via Steam, GoG, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle for $39.99.
Players will take the role of Lucky (not his real name, but nobody seems to care), a decidedly unlucky part-time tour guide at Heroland involved in an unfortunate, and expensive, vase-related incident. Now shackled to his part-time job until he pays off his debt, Lucky must continue to help guests explore dungeons, beat up baddies, and become legendary heroes while he assists from the sidelines and offers guidance. Released in Japan as WORK x WORK and created by key developers from MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana, and Fantasy Life, this tale of princes and pixels is told by over 20 quirky characters with a new take on classic-RPG-style combat.
Welcome to Heroland—a bright, tropical theme park resort where guests partake in an authentic RPG-styled adventure, exploring dungeons, beating up baddies, and become a legendary hero! Unfortunately, the role-playing becomes reality when Lucky, an unexceptional part-time tour guide, and his guests such as Elric, the spoiled fallen prince of the Knowble Kingdom, unintentionally begin unraveling Heroland’s dark history. Now it’s up to Lucky, Elric, and a ragtag team of tourists-turned-heroes to save Heroland (and the world!).
Heroland is directed by Takahiro Yamane (Fantasy Life), written by Nobuyuki Inoue (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), set in a colorful 2D world created by Nobuhiro Imagawa (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), and jam-packed with Tsukasa Masuko’s (Shin Megami Tensei) whimsical tunes. The esteemed team brings an unforgettable adventure filled with unique heroes including overzealous knights, high school girls, pretentious princes and a nihilistic otter (or is he human?!). And no adventure set in a theme park would be complete without a curious cast of monsters including cute little slugs, selfie-obsessed skeletons and man-eating broccoli—who also happen to be co-workers.
Published by XSEED Games for the Nintendo Switch system, Windows PC, and PS4 system, Heroland launched on December 3 in North America. This game has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB. More information on the game can be found at the recently launched product site at www.discoverheroland.com. The title will be released in Europe at a later date by Marvelous Europe.
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