Following up on our fan-favorite release of Xeno Crisis for PS Vita in 2020, we’ve once again teamed up with talented indie developer Bitmap Bureau to bring their action-packed hit 88 Heroes to the platform! With physical PS Vita game card production having ceased worldwide and PlayStation Store closure coming later this year, it’s especially significant that a brand new port like this would arrive and receive physical release in 2021. The game has already been through production, so fulfillment on this title (and all subsequent PS Vita releases from eastasiasoft) will be relatively quick, expected to ship later this month.
88 Heroes is an intense and addictive action platformer with humorous pixel art presentation and an over-the-top story. It's 8:08am on 8th August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation! His demands are simple: pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes, or Dr. H8's 88 thermo-nuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth! But who will save us in our time of need? The bravest? The boldest? No... the 88 Heroes!
Prepare to infiltrate Dr. H8’s lair with the help of the strangest, dumbest and most pointless superheroes ever! With 88 levels between you and Dr. H8, only 88 seconds to complete each level and the 88-minute Doomsday clock already ticking, lead 88 unique characters – each with their own special abilities – on a platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, danger-dodging mission to save Earth from complete destruction!
Our physical Limited Edition will include the game, manual, soundtrack CD and numbered certificate in a collector’s box for only US$34.99 + shipping (1800 units). Preorders will open with online retail partner Playasia at 11:00pm Hong Kong (11am ET / 4pm UK) this Thursday, April 8th. Alongside this release, we will also offer physical Limited Editions of action puzzler Dungeons & Bombs from Pigeon Dev Games, ported to PS Vita by Sometimes You (1000 units). These two games will be our only PS Vita campaigns in April 2021.
As always, thanks to all who continue to support physical PS Vita releases in 2021. We may be nearing the end for new releases on the platform, but with your help, we can help PS Vita go out in the blaze of glory it deserves! Stay tuned for many more physical offerings throughout the year ahead.