Digital Continue revealed it’s first game, Next Hero Up. The company is headed by Joe Tringali, the co-founder of 5TH Cell (Lock’s Quest), and it is working with Aspyr Media to bring Next Hero Up to early access in Fall 2017 (Spring 2017 for the Southern Hemisphere). A closed beta is now live through RTX Austin, and the game will be launched in full for Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and Windows in early 2018.
The game is an arcade style shoot ’em up featuring nine unique heroes wielding weapons ranging from the conventional sword to the ridiculous bongo drum. Players control all nine heroes, though not all at once. As each hero falls in battle, they leave an echo in the level that will serve as an AI companion for a future playthrough. Players simply need to find the fallen echo to add to their army until they have enough firepower to win or die trying. This twist on asynchronous multiplayer is called Community Continue.