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RPG-Platformer Underhero Turns the Hero Journey on its Head. Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to announce that it’s bringing the colorful 2D RPG-platformer Underhero to consoles next month.

The debut game from Venezuelan studio Paper Castle, Underhero is inspired by Paper Mario (among many other RPGs) and offers its own oddball spin on RPG adventures with a special timing-based combat system, old-school platforming fun, a quirky cast of characters, and a lighthearted story about an unlikely hero on an unforgettable journey to save a kingdom.

Underhero will be available to download 11/12 February on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), 13 February on Nintendo Switch, and 14 February on Xbox One. There will be a 20% launch discount on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and a 20% discount for anyone who pre-orders Underhero from the Microsoft Store.

Underhero | Trailer | PS4, Xbox One & Switch

Underhero turns the hero journey on its head, casting players in the role of an underling who begrudgingly embarks on a perilous quest. Aided by a magical companion, the accidental adventurer must purge all evil from the Chestnut Kingdom.

“̷U̵n̵d̷e̸r̶h̸e̸r̶o̷ ̶b̵e̸g̴a̸n̷ ̴a̷s̵ ̸a̸ ̸h̸u̸m̴b̵l̷e̵ ̸p̸a̶s̸s̶i̸o̷n̴ ̶p̴r̵o̶j̵e̵c̶t̶ ̶i̵n̵s̷p̴i̵r̸e̶d̵ ̶b̸y̶ ̷o̵u̵r̷ ̴l̶o̴v̴e̷ ̶f̷o̵r̴ ̵N̵i̴n̸t̵e̵n̸d̸o̵ ̸R̴P̵G̴s̷.̶ ̸A̶f̷t̵e̶r̸ ̴m̵a̶n̶y̵ ̷y̴e̶a̸r̷s̸ ̵o̴f̵ ̸h̷a̶r̵d̵ ̴w̷o̴r̶k̷,̵ ̸w̸e̴ ̶a̸r̶e̴ ̶e̷x̶t̵r̷e̴m̴e̵l̵y̶ ̶h̷a̴p̶p̶y̷ ̴t̸o̶ ̷s̶h̴a̵r̸e̷ ̴t̴h̴e̶ ̴w̶o̶r̸l̶d̴ ̶w̵e̵’̴v̷e̸ ̷c̷r̷e̶a̴t̸e̷d̷ ̴w̸i̸t̷h̴ ̵a̸ ̶b̸i̷g̷g̵e̵r̸ ̵a̷u̵d̶i̴e̶n̷c̴e̷ ̶t̵h̵a̵n̷ ̴e̷v̷e̶r̶ ̶b̵e̶f̴o̶r̷e̶,̸”̸ ̵s̸a̶y̴ ̴K̷a̸y̵ ̸&̴ ̷A̵n̶d̵i̷e̵ ̶o̵f̷ ̴P̴a̵p̷e̸r̸ ̸C̸a̸s̸t̸l̷e̷.̷ ̵”̸G̸e̸t̸ ̸r̶e̸a̸d̵y̸ ̸t̷o̵ ̷e̵x̷p̷e̴r̸i̴e̴n̵c̶e̵ ̶a̶ ̴u̷n̶i̶q̵u̴e̸ ̵b̶a̷t̶t̵l̷e̶ ̸s̶y̶s̶t̶e̶m̸ ̴a̶n̵d̷ ̷a̴ ̴s̶u̶b̸v̷e̵r̷s̷i̷v̵e̸ ̵s̷t̷o̸r̵y̸ ̴f̷u̴l̷l̶ ̷o̸f̴ ̸t̶w̷i̴s̶t̵s̵ ̷a̶n̶d̸ ̸t̴u̴r̶n̷s̷,̴ ̸n̶o̶w̷ ̶o̷n̷ ̶y̶o̶u̵r̷ ̷f̵a̴v̵o̴r̵i̵t̶e̶ ̸c̸o̴n̴s̵o̷l̴e̶!̸”̵

About the game

Underhero is an RPG-platformer where the chosen hero has failed, and an underling of the evil king reluctantly takes his place as the new hero. Use timing-based combat to defeat enemies as you venture across the land, face off against quirky bosses, and save the Chestnut Kingdom from your own evil boss, Mr Stitches!

Key features

  • A side-scrolling RPG adventure, complete with lush pixel art and cartoony aesthetics.
  • Jump, slash, evade, talk, and bribe your way through a fantasy adventure with a satirical twist.
  • Turn-based combat… without the turns! Precisely timed actions are your most powerful weapons.
  • Level up, solve puzzles, find secrets in a world full of friends, foes, and weird inhabitants.
  • A wonderful original soundtrack composed by Stijn van Wakeren.
  • A story full of humor and mysteries awaits!

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