LONDON, UK – 8th August, 2017 – Rising Star Games today announced that the first free pack of downloadable content for 88 Heroes is available today on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The free DLC pack, titled 88 Heroes: RSG Champions , is comprised of eight new heroes plucked from dimensions across the Rising Star Games universe, in a crossover of colossal proportions! Eight heroes from games published by Rising Star Games enter the fray, joining forces with the 88 heroes to foil Dr. H8's nefarious plans.
Meet the Champions! The DLC heroes and their unique skills :
- The M@ge (from Brut@l )- can fire magical blasts out of his cane; tap Action button for small blast, press harder for bigger (big blasts can destroy scenery)
- Dex (from A Pixel Story ) - pressing the Action button drops his teleporting hat; pressing the Action button again teleports Dex to the location where the hat was dropped
- Rusty (from SteamWorld Dig ) - can use his pickaxe to kill enemies and, more importantly, dig through the scenery in all four directions
- Gunborg (from Zombie Vikings ) - very large character, can use massive sword to kill enemies and smash walls; when she gets hit, her body collapses but her head starts bouncing and can still be controlled
- The Conga Masters (from Conga Master ) - immune to enemy attacks; touching enemies adds them to your conga line
- Vamp Girl (from I Want To Be Human ) - can double jump and use her shotgun to kill enemies
- Eyas (from The Land of Eyas ) - press the Action button to reverse gravity and walk on the ceiling
- The Ninja (from Ninja Shodown ) - moves quickly, can cling to and climb up/down walls; uses katana blade to attack enemies
“We work with a fantastically talented and hugely disparate collective of developer partners, on wildly different types of projects”, said Lee Skittrell, Marketing Manager, Rising Star Games. “Bringing this selection of our own and our fans’ favourites all together alongside the 88 Heroes cast is a sort of celebration of our developers’ talents and our diverse portfolio, and is the kind of rare opportunity that only an open-minded and left field-thinking business vision, such as ours at Rising Star Games, can bring about”.
About 88 Heroes
From the creative minds at acclaimed development studio Bitmap Bureau, 88 Heroes is a 2D platformer that is as fun to watch as it is to play. Each level completed or untimely death brings a new uniquely skilled hero into the action and, with just 88 minutes to complete all 88 levels, players will need every one of the 88 heroes to stop the dastardly Dr. H8 from destroying the Earth!
The first DLC pack, 88 Heroes: RSG Champions , is available now for PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, for free. For more information on 88 Heroes , please visit the official site: 88heroes.com
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ABOUT BITMAP BUREAU
Bitmap Bureau is a creatively ambitious UK games studio. Founded by Mike Tucker, Stefan Barnett and Matt Cope, they boast over 50 years combined industry experience. Nothing will stop these hard bitten game-making gumshoes, trying to crack the case of video game perfection! www.bitmapbureau.com
ABOUT RISING STAR GAMES
Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 130 titles. www.risingstargames.com
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