A successful Kickstarter project by aheartfulofgames from 2014, Heart&Slash is a 3D brawler in a post-apocalyptic world with six playable characters. Players first take on the role of Heart, a malfunctioning robot who tries to escape the control of the QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems). On his struggle against the powers that be, Heart encounters Slash, a hardened veteran. Heart tries to get Slash’s attention over the course of several playthroughs, but they’re not easy. Every death is permanent and every level is randomly generated. After dying, players spawn with a different loadout of weapons and items, as well as different enemies and challenges. It’s a fast-paced game, however, with very agile playable characters who can teleport, stop time, wall-jump, and even fly. There are 75 different weapons, which bodes well when death is permanent and restarting means a newly randomized experience.
See Heart&Slash’s launch trailer below. Heart&Slash is currently available on Xbox One worldwide and PlayStation 4 in Europe. The game hits PlayStation 4 in North America on June 28.