2D Shooter Not A Hero PS Vita Port Canceled, PS4 Edition Gets Release Date

"We love the PS Vita but there were technical hurdles that prevented the Not A Hero port."

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OlliOlli developer Roll7 today announced key details about its upcoming pixel art-inspired 2D shooter Not A Hero pertaining to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions.

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First, the UK developer announced that the PS4 edition will arrive on February 2 through the PlayStation Network for $13.

The other piece of news is that, unfortunately, the PlayStation Vita version has been canceled. "We love the PS Vita but there were technical hurdles that prevented the Not A Hero port," publisher Devolver Digital said on Twitter.

In a statement on Roll7's website, the developer said "making games work [on PlayStation Vita] is incredibly hard, especially as it's basically a miniscule television hiding inside an obese DS4 controller."

The developer added, jokingly:

"In the end, we tried simply copying the whole game onto a 3.5" floppy disk and jamming it into the back of the Vita, but this caused dangerous overheating and one of our test kits exploded, killing the entire Not a Hero Vita Programming team in a fully upsetting and totally avoidable fireball of nasty burning. Initially, we thought it was baddies what had done it, but it turned out to just be our team's own fantastic ineptitude. It was at this juncture our lawyers advised us to abandon the port and come up with an elaborate excuse for its cancellation."

In Not A Hero, you play as an assassin-turned-amateur campaign manager named Steve, tasked with cleaning up a city under orders from a time-travelling rabbit. The game was released on PC last year.

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