Originally Designed for Vita Controls, Rogue Legacy Finally Hits All PlayStation Platforms July 29

Play the excellent Rogue Legacy on your PS3, PS4, and Vita later this month.

Cellar Door Games’ 2D platformer with roguelike elements Rogue Legacy will release on all PlayStation Platforms July 29, according to the PlayStation Blog.

Cellar Door said that the PlayStation version of the game includes “101% Content,” meaning you’ll get all the extra bonus zones, traits, and boss remixes from the PC version, and “just a little bit more,” but Cellar Door didn’t specify what.

More importantly, Vita owners will be happy to learn that the game will work well with the handheld’s control scheme. “When we originally made Rogue Legacy, we made it with the PS Vita buttons in mind. No joke,” Cellar Door’s Teddy Lee said. “We gambled that if it did well, we wouldn’t want the Vita version being nerfed in the control department, so we made sure to not use too many buttons. That crazy gamble we made over a year ago paid off, and that means the Vita version plays perfectly!”

The PlayStation version of the game comes with Sony’s Cross Buy feature, so buying the game for one platform will let you play on all of them. It also features Cross Save, so your progress is consistent across all platforms.

Currently exclusive to the PC, Cellar Door describes Rogue Legacy as a “rogue-lite.” You try to defeat a number of bosses in a magical, randomly generated castle. When you die, you play as the dead hero’s child, who has his own unique set of abilities. The money you collect passes on to the next generation, so each attempt can get easier as you buy better gear.

The game earned an 8.5 in GameSpot’s review, and made it to many GameSpot Editors’ Top 10 Games for 2013 lists, which you can find here.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.

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18 comments
TheEroica
TheEroica moderator

May even the best I die out there bar none. Amazing game... more worthy of a purchase than many AAA games that retail at 60.

blackothh
blackothh

Rogue Legacy is just awesome! It very quickly installs the "just one more run" mentality, and that is by no means a bad thing! I remember getting so into it, that I was sweating from the concentration, and I dont remember the last time that was brought out of me.


The controls are very tight and responsive, which are necessary because the game is challenging to the point where you need precision in your actions. I ended up playing with my PS3 controller instead of the keyboard.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

I found it harder than any of the soul games.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I've just played the hell out of it on PC unfortunately. It is an awesome game though.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

such an excellent game! ill definitely be buying this on my Vita/PS3

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

If you haven't tried it yet, shame on you.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

Game looks intriguing. Cross-buy? Well I already am on board.

getyeryayasout
getyeryayasout

Finally picked this up on Steam and love it. Will most likely double dip for PS4 as well.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Originally a pc game huh thought it might've been a game boy advance title cus of the shitty looks of it..

jeager_titan
jeager_titan

Awesome game. Feels similar to dark souls.

blueinheaven
blueinheaven

Another game with ground-breaking graphics championed by Gamespot. I love this new indie style craze it's totally great I am now very happy that I decided to buy a colour TV instead of a black and white one.

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

What a great birthday present, can't wait!

Poodger
Poodger

@BlackBaldwin I think it actually looks quite good. I prefer sprite based art in games over the muddy realism of most AAA games.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

@blueinheaven  Nah they probably just promote it because characters can be g ay.  Of course I do find it humorous that it's listed alongside baldness, adhd, far and near sightedness like there's something wrong with it.... mostly because there is.