Throwback Beat ‘Em Up “I Am The Hero” Heads to PS4, PS Vita, and Switch

Publisher Ratalaika Games has announced the launch dates for I Am The Hero.

Originally released for smartphones, the throwback beat ’em up is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on November 27th in North America and November 28th in Europe. Soon after, a Nintendo Switch release is coming on November 30th, worldwide.

Featured above, you can view the launch trailer for the new ports. A price point is set at $9.99/€9.99, and all versions of the game are digital-only.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


I Am The Hero is a pixel art, beat ’em up, fighting game that tells the story of a “Hero” with a glorious but mysterious past. Is he the hero he thinks he is or is there another side to this legendary figure?

I Am The Hero is a love note to retro gaming, ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting games. If you want a truly modern re-interpretation of classic gaming, then it’s time to join the fate and answer one simple question, “are you the hero?”

Key Features:

  • Local and Online Co-Op.
  • Fast Moving, Fluid Combat.
  • Free Style Combos: Trample, juggle, rush, and crush your enemies into submission with your own unique fighting styles.
  • Critical Blink: By timing your attacks perfectly you can unleash massive damage on your foes with Critical Blink.

Game Modes

  • Single Player Campaign
  • Level Co-Op
  • Online Co-op Survival Mode
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