Next Up Hero, the impossibly-hard bullet hell game driven by Community Continue, is available now on Steam Early Access.
Inspired by lost childhoods spent at the arcade in which best friends took turns beating unfairly difficult games, Next Up Hero was created so that beating a level is a shared victory, and more fun than playing on your own.
Next Up Hero is the first original game from Digital Continue, founded by Joe Tringali, the co-founder of 5TH Cell, creators of Scribblenauts, Lock’s Quest and Drawn to Life.
Choose from nine Legendary Heroes with an assortment of weapons and abilities to suit your playstyle, from swords and rocket launchers to laser turrets, bongo drums, and boomerangs. When enough heroes have achieved enough feats of greatness, the Champion Trial will be unlocked, the most punishing ventures created by Digital Continue’s own level designers that require a joint community effort if you hope to even stand a chance.
Fight in the After Life - When you die, you can rejoin the venture with the next hero as an overwatching guardian angel. As you spectate, use your healing power to restore the hero's health -- the only way to heal in the game.
Echo-op Multiplayer - While spectating, take control of an Echo and rejoin the battle to fight cooperatively with the current Hero. Echoes aren’t as strong as heroes, but in a game this hard, they’ll need all the help they can get.
Community Continue - Engage in cutting-edge cooperative play where beating community ventures is a shared achievement, and more fun than playing on your own. When heroes die, the community continues.
The Champion Trial - Coming soon! The toughest ventures yet. Unlocked only when the community has proven it is ready. To have any chance of survival, you must work together as a community to solve puzzles, defeat impossible bosses, and unlock new rewards. You will probably die.
Spotlight Ventures and Leaderboards - Compete with the community in daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards! Play in ventures with your favorite streamers, or join celebrities in exclusive VIP ventures!
Customized Heroes - Defeat monsters and steal their abilities. Combine monster attacks, character skins, and Ancient abilities for thousands of deadly potential loadouts!
Choose Your Own Achievement - Customize your next goal using a Mad Lib style journal system. Complete those goals to earn the Grand Tokens necessary to gain entry into the deadly Champion Trial.