Hong Kong - July 26th, 2018 – Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, alongside development partner, Artax Games, today released its retro-inspired vertical-scrolling shmup Iro Hero on the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America for $12.99, with a 30% discount available for its first two weeks on sale.
Iro Hero combines the old school, pixelated charm of 80s arcade shooters with the complex, high-octane action of a modern bullet hell shmup. Combining complex enemy AI, polarity mechanics, and light puzzle elements, Iro Hero unleashes mind-melting mayhem on the Nintendo Switch! 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.
Iro Hero presents one of the most challenging shmups available on the Switch, though there are four game modes offering varying degrees of difficulty.
Visit the Iro Hero website: http://www.irohero.com
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For more on Artax Games check out: http://www.artaxgames.com
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 Rainbow Skies, Ghost Blade HD, 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. Its debut commercial release, the retro-inspired vertical-scrolling shmup, Iro Hero, will launch worldwide June 7th on Nintendo Switch.
Iro Hero has been rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Please visit www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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