Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics coming west this summer

Forced-scrolling RPG features Danganronpa and Shiren character classes.

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics

Spike Chunsoft will launch PlayStation 4 and PS Vita roguelike RPG Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics in North America this summer via the PlayStation Store with cross-buy support, the developer announced.

The announcement has only been posted on the U.S. PlayStation Blog so far, but the game was previously rated in Europe and Australia, so it’s safe to assume it will release in those territories as well. (Update 11:45 a.m.: It has since been confirmed for Europe.)

Mystery Chronicle features a procedurally generated game world that is different with every quest. It gives you an entire world to walk while a forced-scrolling screen continues pushing you to your death. With every action you make, be it equipping a weapon or armor, a shining wall of death on the left side of the screen will move one step closer. That said, if you spot loot on the field, you could take the risk of trying to get it, or you could continue moving to distance yourself from the wall.

If you die, you’ll be able to keep your gear between sessions using the Dream Vault and earn points to unlock new perks, NPCs, and classes. There are over 20 classes available to players (including Danganronpa and Shiren the Wanderer character classes like “Ultimate Student”), and NPC allies can be recruited to lead the way. You will be able to share your game progress on Twitter, and give friends passwords to unlock the world you’ve explored. There’s also a player-versus-player mode.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

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