VR COMIC SUPER HERO GAME"BE THE HERO" is a transitional super hero game which takes you from an interactive comic book to playing as a powerful ninja hero with intense action and fluid locomotion. Stop dreaming, it's time to Be the Hero!
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Mixed (16) - 56% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 25, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We highly encourage your feedback through the Early Access period.
Through this early access period, we will utilize the reviews, ideas and suggestions shared from the players in order to make the VR game experience as high quality as possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate about 6 to 9 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are planning to have the following additional contents for the full version.
- Additional stages and episodes
- New weapons and special attacks
- Ninjutsu (忍術) System
- Replay Mode”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“There are the STORY MODE and the SCORE ATTACK MODE.

[STORY MODE]
- VR Comic: 1 episode
- Action Stage: 1 stage
- Playable time: 1 hour

[SCORE ATTACK MODE]
- Action Stage: 1 stage
- Playable time: 5-10 minutes
The score varies with “time,” “slash speed,” “the number of enemies killed in one slash,” and “the number of enemies killed in one special attack.””

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, it won’t.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would like to deeply consider feedback from the players.
It would be great if the players could share feedback, suggestions, and any idea on the Steam forums and SNS to make this game better with us.”
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October 7

The GRAND PRIZE of BE THE HERO Championship!🏆



The GRAND PRIZE of BE THE HERO Championship!
Congratulations again to our 1st champion, @okiuxio!🎉
This is the hero caricature drawn by our VR comic artist, Ishikawa!😎



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September 12

UPDATE v0.1.1⚡️

Hey Ninjas!

Our first update for Be The Hero has been released!
IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to update to DirectX 11 or higher to play BE THE HERO.

Fixes:
- Score attack mode added
- Added visual marker for players to head towards after defeating a round of enemies
- Option to skip comic
- Option to return to the main screen after ending credits
- "Harakiri" to reset player position.

We are also currently working to provide the following:
- More enemies, and improved AI
- Mini map on UI
- New city map
- New weapons
- Adjustments on player's attacks and movement

We are eagerly adding a lot of suggestions given by our reviewers. If you'd like to suggest more ideas, please don't hesitate to do so!
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About This Game

INTENSE VR ACTION MEETS VIRTUAL COMIC

Ever wanted to be as fast as the flash, as agile as spiderman, or as supreme as one punch man? Now's the time, time to Be the Hero!

Our mission was to create an experience that throws you into the extraordinary reality of a Hero, much like the heroes and heroines we grew up reading about in various manga, as Japanese.

- GAMEPLAY -

Embody the powers of “KUROGANE” and blaze through the metropolis at hyperspeed with our fluid combat locomotion! Scale walls, leap across rooftops, and reign justice from any angle you please to sever the enemies power. Will you learn to harness the true power of a hero?

- GAME FEATURES -

  • Fast-paced locomotion WITH Combat!
    Unlike others titles, we’ve made it our mission to merge a great combat system with fast yet fluid locomotion. Using our new system, "IDATEN Locomotion," run at hyperspeed whilst still maneuvering in the ways that feel natural.
  • A unique VR storytelling!
    Ever read a comic late at night only to fall asleep and dream about becoming that hero!? We’ve transitioned that nostalgia into an immersive VR experience, blending comic book with intense VR action and fluid locomotion. At the climax of the story, you will dive into the comic and play out the actions of a Hero!
  • Epic BOSS BATTLES!
    Not only will you have to traverse the environment to battle but also the opponent itself. Some of our boss battles run on the larger side :P

- STORY -


Long in the distant past, there was an era where humanity flourished not via the marvels of science but through the might of the supernatural.

The island nation farthest to the east was ruled by a people called The Masked.
They possessed the magic to create masks which allowed the wearers to draw
out and manipulate their mental energy.
With miraculous power came greed, and feuds soon developed into wars. Many
warriors rose and fell. By the time The Masked had defeated their enemies, they
were left at the brink of extinction.

Kurogane, the sole survivor of the Masked's warriors, and the priestess Sakuya,
managed to corner the mastermind of the wars and their greatest enemy, Asura,
after much hardship---

- WHAT TO EXPECT -

BE THE HERO comprises of both a STORY MODE which will run for multiple episodes and challenging SCORE ATTACK MODE to compete against others.

- CURRENTLY AVAILABLE -

[STORY MODE]

- VR Comic : 1 episode
- Action Stage: 1 stage
- Playable time: 1 hour

[SCORE ATTACK MODE]
- Action Stage: 1 stage
- Playable time: 5-10 minutes
The score variates according to “time,” “slash speed,” “the number of enemies killed in one slash,” and “the number of enemies killed in one special attack.”

We are planning to update the following additional contents.
- Additional stages and episodes.
- New weapons and special attacks.
- Ninjutsu (忍術) System.
- Replay Mode with 3rd person perspective.

- OUR GOAL -

We aim to create an experience that gives you that nostalgia and wow factor from your childhood. The trouble is refining that experience; please help us by providing us with your valuable feedback, thanks.

We deeply consider feedback during this Early Access period (6-9 months).
We implore players to share their feedback, suggestions on the Steam forums and SNS to create the best user experience possible.

STAY IN TOUCH

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EXPVRstudios
Instagram: https://instagram.com/expvr/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/EXPVRinc/
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/betheheroVR/
Website: https://www.expvr.jp/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 12

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