Switch Heroes and Save a Pixelled, Feudal Japan in Chronicles of 2 Heroes
- Challenging retro platformer where you can switch characters in real time.
- Each hero plays wildly differently, allowing allowing unique skill combinations.
- Out now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Hi heroes! I’m Israel Mallen, PR at Catness Games. We’re the publishers behind Chronicles of 2 Heroes, a retro platformer inspired by masterpieces like The Messenger and Ninja Gaiden. This epic quest features metroidvania elements and a singular mechanic: you can switch heroes in real time!
One year ago, this gorgeously pixelled adventure received tons of support on Kickstarter. Now Chronicles of 2 Heroes is ready to launch on Xbox Series XS, PC and Xbox One May 26th. So, if you’re a fan of challenging, retro-style platformers, mark your calendars!
Meet the Heroes of Feudal Japan
In this game, Amaterasu reigns over feudal Japan with her fearsome yokai army, and only Kensei and Ayame have what it takes to stop her. These siblings have trained for years to defeat the goddess, and each one has their own unique combat style.
As a samurai, Kensei has devoted his life to mastering the art of the katana. This lethal weapon is flawless in close combat and capable of parrying projectiles. Kensei wears shining red armour, even if it affects his mobility. While he can’t jump, he can perform lightning-fast dashes and slice his way through enemies.
On the other hand, Ayame is a stealthy kunoichi trained in ninja arts. She prioritizes agility and stealth over close combat and can throw kunai from a distance to take out enemies before they even know what hit them. If an enemy detects her, Ayame can use ninjutsu techniques to avoid attacks and vanish behind foes.
Switch ’em up
As you can see, these two heroes play wildly differently. Ayame excels at agile platforming, while Kensei is a pro at close combat. But what happens when you come across an obstacle that requires both skills? Luckily, you can switch between them in real-time!
Just press a button to switch between Ayame and Kensei whenever you need to. Most levels will require you to change characters frequently, but it’s all part of the fun.
Picture this: an undead archer perched atop a high ledge with immense gaps between platforms. Use Ayame to get to higher ground, then switch to Kensei and dash through the gaps while avoiding the arrows. Finally, use your trusty katana to take out the yokai once you’re close enough.
Are you feeling confident? Try parrying his projectiles instead of dashing through them. Or switch to Ayame and teleport behind the archer and keep going without battling anyone. Thanks to the switching mechanic, you can tackle the same problem in several ways. Combine Kensei’s and Ayame’s skills to free feudal Japan from Amaterasu’s wrath.
Unlock your Potential
There are over 20 skills waiting for you to unlock in Chronicles of 2 Heroes. Each one allows for even more powerful combinations, so prepare to get creative.
I could go on and on about all the combos, enemies, and challenges that await you, but I’ll let you discover them yourself. Just know that feudal Japan needs your help, heroes! We can’t wait for you to dive into Chronicles of 2 Heroes on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox One today!
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