Niche Spotlight – Heroes of Hammerwatch

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Today’s Spotlight is Heroes of Hammerwatch, a co-op roguelite RPG by Crackshell and Surefire.Games.

Heroes of Hammerwatch is a spin-off set in the same universe as Crackshell’s 2013 game, Hammerwatch. You can check out a trailer above.

Up to four players set off for adventure in procedurally generated dungeons full of monsters, bosses, puzzles, and traps to reach the top of the enigmatic Forsaken Spire. The game features seven unique character classes and persistent progression in the form of upgrades and structures that can be built in the town hub.

Heroes of Hammerwatch recently received a massive update, as well as its first DLC pack. You can read more about both here.

Heroes of Hammerwatch is available for Windows PC and Linux via Steam and GOG for $11.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Heroes of Hammerwatch is a rogue-lite action-adventure game set in the same universe as Hammerwatch. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and lots of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire.

A rogue-lite with a lot of persistent progression. You will start each run in Outlook, a town which you can upgrade to grant your heroes with various enhancements that will further help you in your quest. The heroes themselves will also remain persistent, you can even bring your own heroes to your friends game!

Key Features:

  • Procedurally generated content: Random generated levels offers a high replay value and will bring you a new challenge with each run.
  • Persistent progression: Your heroes will retain the experience gained from a run, and will become more powerful as they level up.
  • Town upgrades: Construct/Upgrade 10 different buildings that will help your heroes in various ways.
  • Classes: Choose from 7 different classes, all with unique stats, abilities and playstyles.
  • Items: Find or buy over 100 unique items of various rarity.
  • Co-op: Play with up to 3 friends in co-op.
  • New Game+: Heroes of Hammerwatch will be a real challenge, and even if you beat it, the challenge never ends!

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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