Remember how RPG’s were back in the 80’s? If you do, then you’re in for a nostalgia trip! If you were born after the 80’s like me, then prepare to experience what it was like! Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, from developer The Bitfather, is a wonderful retro style RPG coming to the PlayStation 4 on June 15th, 2017. Even their trailer, which talks about the creation of the game, is retro and hilarious.

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is a retro RPG/roguelike game. The world is completely randomized and packed to the brim with comical events, dungeons to plunder, and a quirky cast of NPCs. You can choose up to three heroes per journey, and each journey will be completely different than the last.

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The game features thirty unique classes of heroes, all with different skills and attributes. You choose three at a time, but make sure to be as careful as possible because this game features permadeath. That’s right: when one character dies, they are sent to the graveyard permanently with their own personal gravestone. You can visit the graveyard to get a cause of death and that character’s stats.

There are a total of thirteen dungeons to crawl with a boss at the end of each one, so make sure you go in prepared! The loot in each dungeon is procedurally generated, so there are more loot combos and weapons that you can imagine. On top of that, there are three different campaigns to unlock, each with its own final dungeon and boss to fight.

There are also a number of random events for players to exploit; many of which will expect players to make important decisions. The NPCs you will encounter are less random; each one of them will have a side quest that features their significant storyline and allows players to unlock new “stuff“.

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic will be available on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation Store on June 15th, 2017. It is listed at $14.99 – €14,99 – £11.99.

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Ian M
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Ian is a 21 year old small town guy from Pennsylvania. He currently attends Temple University as a transfer student majoring in English. He has been playing and talking about video games since he was three years old starting out with the Nintendo 64. The first game he ever played was Super Mario 64, which he can absolutely destroy and knows every secret. His two favorite games of all time include Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64), and Bloodborne. During the school year he is drowning in school work, and in the summer he takes his time to catch up on his favorite hobbies.