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Backpack Hero Releases On Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, & PC In May

Backpack Hero Releases On Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, & PC In May

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2023Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Steam, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S

Jaspel and Different Tales confirmed their inventory management roguelike, Backpack Hero, will be exiting Steam Early Access and releasing on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC in May. Check out the new console announcement trailer! Update: The game was expected to release in May 2023 but remains in early access.

Backpack Hero Releases On Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, & PC In May

During its Early Access phase, Backpack Hero has attracted 180,000 players with its compelling twist on the standard deck-building roguelike. Success in each combat encounter isn’t about what you carry, but how you organize items in your bag.

Described as “the next big thing” by Splattercatgaming and “utterly enthralling” by GameSpew, Backpack Hero offers a roster of five heroes to choose from, each with a unique pool of items and abilities that completely change the way you play. The robot, CR-8, for example, lets you program commands in your backpack Factorio-style, while Pochette carries pets, giving Backpack Hero a Pokemon-esque twist! There are hundreds of rare items to discover and arrange into powerful combinations, over forty enemy types for you to battle and colorful characters to be encountered on your procedurally generated adventures.

The game was planned to be released in May 2023 but remains in early access.

Backpack Hero is out now on PC (Steam) via Early Access and is expected to release later on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch.

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