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Retro Shmup ‘Iro Hero’ Lands on PS4™ and Xbox One

Includes all updates for one great price!

Hong Kong - December 16, 2019 – Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, today announced that the retro-inspired vertical-scrolling shoot ‘em up Iro Hero from developer Artax Games will be available digitally for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One this week.

Previously only available for Nintendo Switch and Steam, Iro Hero will arrive worldwide on PS4™ and Xbox One, packed with all recent game updates, including four exciting game modes, increased ship speed, added animations and re-balanced difficulties. To further sweeten the deal, Iro Hero will launch at a budget price of just US$5.99/€5.99.

Iro Hero combines the old school, pixelated charm of 80s arcade shooters with modern mechanics and gameplay. Combining complex enemy AI, polarity mechanics, and light puzzle elements, Iro Hero unleashes mind-melting mayhem on all platforms! Players will have to shift polarities to avoid color-coded hazards, balance an array of unlockable skills, and make use of reflective surfaces and color areas if they’re to make it through Iro Hero’s 9 action-packed stages intact.

Set in the year 2306, Iro Hero opens a century after humans learned how to harness their energy to produce electricity. Over the years nefarious enterprises have turned this gift into a curse, with humans being treated as little more than batteries. Following the death of his mother, a teenager named Iro learns that he may be the key to mankind’s freedom.

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About Iro Hero

Iro Hero is a vertical shoot ’em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh approach to the popular color polarity mechanic, with interactive level elements, color zones, reflective surfaces and much more.

Encounter 10 different types of enemies with over a hundred different behaviors, and defeat 10 final bosses in the vein of classic arcade games. Unlock special skills throughout the game to help you land a final blow or escape from desperate situations.

Features:

  • A four-color polarity system, emphasizing risk vs reward gameplay where you charge up your powers in matching colors.
  • Discover an exciting story that takes place across 9 action-packed levels.
  • Encounter 10 different types of enemies with more than one hundred different behaviors.
  • Defeat 10 final bosses in the vein of classic arcades.
  • Unlock special skills, offering many creative and strategic options.
  • Play four exciting game modes offering varying degrees of difficulty.
  • Acquire upgrades to increase the firepower and capabilities of your spaceship.
  • Rise to the top of the online leaderboards.

About eastasiasoft

Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Ghost Blade HD, Rainbow Skies, Sword & Fairy 6, Reverie, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.

About Artax Games

Based in Madrid, Spain, Artax Games is an independent company that specializes in video game and VR development. Since its inception in 2016, Artax Games has collaborated with NBC Universal to release a mobile app based on its Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave TV series. Iro Hero has been the developer’s debut commercial release as a development studio.

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Iro Hero
Press kit
Fact Sheet
Platforms:
PS4, Switch, Xbox One
Release:
Switch: June 2018, PS4/Xbox One: December 2019
Genre:
Shoot'em Up
Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese
Players:
1-2
Developer:
Artax Games, eastasiasoft
Screenshots

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