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Deadbeat Heroes

UK-based developer, Deadbeat Productions, have teamed up with Square Enix Collective to announce that Deadbeat Heroes will be heading to Xbox One.

Deadbeat Heroes is a fast-paced, brawling crime-caper set in a comic book inspired world. This 3D movement based brawler is all about dodging bullets, stealing super-powers and cracking to the wise. Action in-game is all about celebrating movement, with the Deadbeat Heroes current 14 or so playable characters being some of the most agile in videogame history. Seamlessly, you’ll be able to leap, dash, wall-run, climb, backflip, and attack in any direction as well as perform a wide variety of super-moves. You’ll need this agility as there is no block move to protect you. These, affectionally described as, ‘glass cannon’ protagonists are able to dish out the damage, but not take any at all.

Deadbeat Productions was started by former Lionhead and Rockstar developers Adam Langridge and Imkan Hayati, after spending many years honing their skills fine-tuning combat mechanics and magic spells in many huge AAA franchise titles before setting out on their own journey. After penning the outline of the game, Adam and Imkan brought on-board the BAFTA award-winning talents of James Leach to add the laughs to the script. Heavily influenced by comic books and arcade beat ’em ups, the result is a brawler about ordinary characters born without super powers, but have decided to become super heroes, regardless.

Deadbeat Productions Director, Adam Langridge;

Deadbeat Heroes is a game that we’ve always dreamed about making. We are delighted that the Square Enix Collective team, with their experience, vision and passion believe in the gameplay, style and, well, daftness of Deadbeat as much as we do.

No release date has been announced for Deadbeat Heroes as yet, but you can find out a little more about the title on the Upstream Arcade site, here.

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