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Japanese indie hit One Way Heroics coming to PS4 and PS Vita

by Ron Duwell | May 17, 2016May 17, 2016 8:00 pm PST

One Way Heroics has been available through Steam as an indie title for quite a while now, but it is about to join the console and handheld worlds. Backed by publisher Spike Chunsoft, the excellent little title has been generically rebranded as Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics, and it will be be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

Spike Chunsoft did not provide a release date.

Fans of classic JRPGs should get a kick out of Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics. It is designed to look and feel like a grand 16-bit adventure, but developer Smoking WOLF managed to stretch out the cramped dungeon-crawling roguelike elements to fit an entire world map and the entire game! Randomly generated dungeons are tough enough, but randomly generated worlds take the formula to an entirely new level.

One Way Heroics is a roguelike RPG, meaning the procedurally generated game world is different with every quest. While roguelikes typically stick you in a narrow dungeon, One Way Heroics gives you an entire world to walk. But if you insist on exploring every nook and cranny, know that the forced-scrolling screen will push you to your death before you leave the starting castle.

How does an RPG incorporate forced-scrolling? Well, every action you make, be it swinging a sword or equipping armor, brings the shining wall of death one step closer. Do you risk taking a detour to score sweet loot, or do you play it safe and put more distance between yourself and annihilation?

This new version also includes overhauled graphics that are still classic in design, over 20 new job classes to experiment with, and cross-buy/cross-save support, meaning you can take your progress everywhere you go on the PS Vita.

If you like what you see, the original One Way Heroics is available now on sale over on Steam for less than a dollar! Check it out and get excited for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PS Vita release.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...