WindThunder Studios’ follow-up to the long-running Heroine Anthem game series is releasing next week, on February 27. The studio made its announcement on the PlayStation blog, while also providing players with new details on the creation of the fantasy side-scrolling game.
“Heroine Anthem Zero takes place in a beautiful, but harsh, fantasy world where men, faeries and other creatures have been abandoned by the gods. Humanity survives, co-existing with various creatures and monsters,” wrote producer Tavez Huang. “In creating a fantasy world that players will feel connected to, we crafted the basic foundation of the world — creating myths and legends mimicking oral storytelling traditions of indigenous cultures. For the denizens of this world, these stories are not only historical events, but a blessing (or possibly a curse) that makes up their identity. These myths not only tell of the past — some foretell the future.”
The first Heroine Anthem game released in 2002, about 16 years ago. Heroine Anthem 2 followed in 2003, and then the series remained dormant until this upcoming release. This will also be the first time a Heroine Anthem game is available to play on a console.
Heroine Anthem Zero Episode 1 is the first in an ongoing episodic series, and will be available for the PC and PlayStation 4 on February 27.