You play as Steve, an assassin hired by an anthropomorphic rabbit from the future named BunnyLord to clean up the city — standard, boilerplate stuff, really. Steve and an ever-growing roster of not-heroes wreak havoc on the city’s criminal underworld with explosive gunplay that looks like a pixelated John Woo movie meets Blizzard’s SNES classic, Blackthorne.
Wildly running and gunning will get you quickly killed, so savvy players have to rely on environmental cover, leaping and rolling around to gain the advantage necessary for blowing away their enemies. Random secondary goals and mid-level events like unexpected SWAT teams keep you on your toes.
Not A Hero plays very little like Roll7’s 2D skater OlliOlli, but it stands out for its simple-but-deep control scheme and bombastic sense of fun. The May 7 Windows release is coming to Steam, GOG, and Humble. Fans at PAX East will be able to get their hands on the beta in March.