Heart&Slash is an indie rogue-like game that has you take on the role of Heart. Heart is an innocent robot fighting to escape the grip of the evil and all seeing machine QuAssSy (Quality Assurance Systems).

At its core, Heart&Slash is a 3D brawler that pits players against barrages of evil machines in a world where machines are all that remain of human civilisation. Heart, a young and innocent robot meets with Slash, an older, more experienced robot. After meeting, their relationship will harden and become great, or melt down into chaos. Their relationship is directly affected by player input and play style. Every death in the game, for example, is permanent, but integral to the story and the way the relationship develops between the robots. Described by the developers as a relationship defining game; players will have to decide if they want Heart to push Slash away through violence or possibly let victory slip through the cracks by choosing “love” and becoming Slash’s best friend. The choice is yours to make.

Originally released in June 2016, the game has seen extensive developments since its successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2014. Heart&Slash was meant to release on Xbox One and Playstation 4 only, but due to massive outcries from the PC community, developers AHeartFullOfGames has released a beta version onto Steam’s Early Access platform.

The game has been in Early Access for quite some time. However, it has received incredible reviews from its initial alpha release all the way through to its current state. Described by one steam user as a “Mega Man Legends Procedural” and “Absolutely Amazing” by countless others, Heart&Slash seems like it might be making waves when it leaves Early Access, which is happening a lot sooner than expected.

AHeartFullofGames announced that the game’s Early Access status will finally change as of 9 August 2016!

Heart&Slash costs R269.00 ZAR (around $12.00 USD) whilst still in Early Access and looks to be an extremely promising title on PC. It will officially be available in all regions via Steam from 9 August 2016 for $24.99. The game is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.

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