Nippon Ichi Software Announces Hero Must Die Remake for PS Vita in February 2016
posted on by Kevin Pennyfeather
Famitsu revealed on Tuesday that Nippon Ichi Software is remaking developer G Mode and Shoji Masuda's (Oreshika) 2007 cell phone game Hero Must Die (Yusha Shisu.).
The PlayStation Vita game is set to ship on February 25, 2016 in Japan for 5,980 yen (about US$49) in stores, with a downloadable version available for 4,762 yen (about US$39).
In Hero Must Die, the protagonist "Hero" defeats the Demon King and then dies after battle, but he strikes a deal with the gods to secure five more days to live. Players will see different endings depending on the actions they take during those five days.
Masuda is returning as game designer, Kenji Ito (Romancing SaGa, Sword of Mana) is handling the game's music, and Tetsu Kurosawa (Demon Gaze) is designing the characters. Pyramid is developing the game. Unlike in the original Hero Must Die, several of the characters in the remake will be fully voiced. The game will also include new characters and scenarios. Confirmed voice cast includes Tsubasa Yonaga (Nagisa Hazuki in Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club) as The Hero, and Asami Imai (Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate) as Yuria the Angel.
Nippon Ichi Software launched a teaser site last week with a message that read "In an RPG, imagine the world after the hero defeats the last boss." The company updated the site on Thursday to confirm the Hero Must Die remake, and it also revealed that the game's official website will launch on July 16.