The fantasy adventure and role-playing game Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 9, 2021 and will be published by Silesia Games. Developers Corey and Lori Cole of Transolar Games originally debuted the title on July 10, 2018 on Steam, GOG.com and Linux. I played and reviewed the game back in 2019 and absolutely loved it, being a fan of the Hero’s Quest/Quest for Glory games of the 90’s. The Coles are currently working on their next title, Summer Daze at Hero-U, however surprised us on the weekend announcing Hero-U will be coming to Switch in early February. Corey Cole, always looking for a good pun drop, had this to say about the upcoming release:
“Silesia Games of Poland has done a fantastic job converting the game to work with the Switch interface – both joypads and the touch screen. You could say they needed to switch up the interface a bit. Or that it’s what we alway Nintendo’d to do. ;-)”
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption sees you take on the role of Shawn O’Conner, a young man striving to become a hero as well as a rogue. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it’s time to pull out weapons, armor, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U. Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game, but there are ample rewards for those who choose to valorously fight the creatures that threaten the school and all of Sardonia.
– Story and Character-Driven Adventure Game
– Role-Playing Game Featuring Skills, Equipment, and Tactical Combat
– Replayable with thousands of player choices and story variations
– Turn-Based, Non-Twitch, Avoidable Combat
– Seamless Blend of Dramatic Story and Comedy
– Immersive Mini-Games and Challenging Stealth Gameplay
– First of a Series of Games Set at the Hero University
Having played the game through to completion myself, I think this game would play really well on the Switch, especially the combat sequences. I’m definitely looking forward to playing the game again and this time I’ll have different strategies through the early phases of the game to set myself up different for the late game sequences compared to my first run. If you haven’t listened yet, one of our Directors, Pete Curulli spent some time with Corey and Lori Cole discussing their history in game development as well as their journey to get Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption across the line after two kickstarter campaigns. They are fascinating people to listen to and their passion shines through their games for their fans. You can listen to episodes 2 and 3 of the Indie or Die Podcast on PodcastOne.
There will be a pre-release sale starting on February 2 for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, one week before the February 9 release date and you can see more about the game on the Nintendo website.
Written by: @ChrisJInglis