Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Arrives for PS4 & PS Vita in Summer 2016

Posted by at 11:50 am on May 16, 2016

One Way HeroicsA roguelike RPG from Spike Chunsoft, Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in summer 2016, complete with cross-buy. So far, it’s only confirmed for North America.

Overhauling “the gameplay and visuals of the PC indie hit,” while also adding characters from Danganronpa and Shiren the Wanderer, Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics on PlayStation offers the same procedurally generated game world, where it’s different with every quest.

Spike Chunsoft’s Dave Kracker discussed the gameplay and forced-scrolling of Mystery Chronicle:

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?

If you get killed, your progress will be lost but you can carry gear between gameplay sessions using the Dream Vault, earning points to unlock new perks, NPCs, and classes, of which there are more than 20. There’s also the ability to share your progress on Twitter, give out passwords to unlock the worlds you’ve explored, and a PvP mode.


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