Pixelated Beat ‘Em Up Game “I Am The Hero” Heads to PS4 and Switch in 2018

Ratalaika Games and developer Crazyant have announced PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch ports for I Am The Hero.

The game is a “pixel art, beat ’em up, fighting game” that has been available for Windows PC (via Steam) since January.

The console release is set for sometime this year. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game’s console ports.

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.


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  1. Mr0303
    February 21, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    I’m a bit suspicious of pixel art games, but the animations look great, so I may give it a try.

  2. SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 22, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Can you only play as that one dude?

  3. ProxyDoug
    February 22, 2018 at 9:31 am

    The art looks alright and the gameplay looks good, but that camera could use a lot of work.

  4. Mea K
    Mea K
    February 22, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Hey, this isn’t the 2012 Illusion eroge by the same name about a nerd who fucks two loli angels.

    How disappointing.