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Third Playable Character Hawk Included with Console Versions
BOSTON – May 23, 2018 – 20XX, the roguelike action platformer from Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games, wall jumps to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on July 10, 2018 followed by Xbox One on July 11, 2018.
Inspired by classic Mega Man titles, but with modern twists, 20XX remixes retro design with roguelike elements to create an exciting “one more play” experience built around skill growth. In 20XX, players will dash, jump, and blast their way through procedurally-built stages made to test their grasp on controls and situational awareness rather than memorization or trial and error.
This structure ensures every session plays out differently than the last and, along with multiple difficulty settings, daily ranked challenges, and co-operative multiplayer (both online and local), provides a near-endless amount content for players to experience and enjoy while jamming out to the heart-warming tunes of 20XX’s pulsing chiptune-inspired soundtrack.
Available now via Steam, where it has sold more than 100,000 units, 20XXwas named one of Valve’s Top Early Access Graduates in 2017. The console release of 20XX will be bundled with the “Hawk DLC Pack,” which features a third playable character with a distinct whip-like attack that allows her to steal energy from enemies and power-up five unique special abilities.
“20XX is a marriage of classic action platformer gameplay with modern roguelike design,” said Chris King, founder, Batterystaple Games. “The project has been such an incredible success for our team on PC and we can’t wait to bring console players into the fold when it launches in July.”
20XX supports English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese language options.
About Batterystaple Games
Batterystaple Games is a Washington, D.C. independent developer founded by Chris King focused on creating engaging action games. Founded in 2013, Batterystaple Games successfully crowdfunded 20XX on Kickstarter and partnered to develop the project with Fire Hose Games the following year.
About Fire Hose Games
Fire Hose Games is a Boston-based independent game studio dedicated to surprising and delighting players with remarkable entertainment experiences. The team is known for its work on Go Home Dinosaurs and King Kaiju as well as contributions to Ms. Splosion Man, Catlateral Damage, and Harmonix’sDance Central and Rock Band Blitz.
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For those that didn’t see our video review, 20XX is awesome and fun as hell. Console players get the DLC for free which only makes the game even better for them.