“The dude in that picture is level 101… only”
So if you guys have been surfing the web, you might have heard that Rogue Legacy is coming to PS Vita, PS3 and PS4. Well… it is! Pretty crazy stuff. If you guys didn’t watch the Sony gamescom conference, you can check out the video below. Feel free to watch for like, 30 seconds, even though the rest of it is really cool.
The game had only been out for about two weeks before we were contacted by Sony, so we’re blown away by how fast they reached out to us. But Shahid Ahmad and Shane Bettenhausen have been great guys to work with, and we were able to get the a-okay to develop Rogue Legacy for all Sony platforms in a ridiculously short period of time. So yeah, go Sony!
“The clown is wise beyond his years”
If you’ve never played Rogue Legacy before, think of it as a genealogical Rogue-LITE. It takes a bunch of roguelike elements such as procedural generation, tough difficulty, and perma-death, and puts its own spin on it.
For example, when you die you don’t start from scratch – instead your children take up your sword. Each child has their own unique genetic traits which make them special. So one child might be a Knight with Hypergonadism, which lets him knock enemies back really far, and another could be a kindly wizard who is near-sighted and also gigantic. So it’s a different game every time.
Also, each time you die you will pass on all the money you’ve gained to your children, which you can then spend on permanent upgrades. And you WILL have to spend it because all the money you have left over is taken by Charon, the toll keeper, at the start of each castle (which randomises each time).
So you have a randomly generated child fighting in a procedurally generated castle, with permanent upgrades in a Castlevania-style setting, all while you play the game on the bus on your Vita. That pretty much sums it up.
“Fun Bus + Rogue Legacy on PSV = Fun Bus + Rogue Legacy on PSV”
We’re super excited to have it on Sony’s platforms, and we’d love to hear which Sony system you’re looking forward to seeing it on most!