- 12 new Indie Games from modern retro indie developers
- Many games previewed to Evercade VS users via Game of the Month
- Cartridge collection compatible with all Evercade devices
- Game of the Month to return in 2023 for Evercade VS and EXP users
ANNOUNCEMENT BLOG: https://evercade.co.uk/indie-heroes-collection-2-coming-january-2023-pre-order-november-4th/
CARTRIDGE PAGE: https://evercade.co.uk/cartridges/indie-heroes-collection-2/
Blaze Entertainment can now confirm the release date and full lineup of games for the upcoming Indie Heroes Collection 2 cartridge for Evercade.
This collection was announced in April 2022 following the fan and critical acclaim of Indie Heroes Collection 1 from 2021. Evercade VS users were able to play one game every month via console updates with the Game of the Month feature.
The list of games is now being disclosed in full for the first time. They are:
Tapeworm Disco Puzzle – Lowtek Games (GOTM April)
Nessy The Robot – Daniel T. Gaming (GOTM May)
Reknum Souls Adventure – Nape Games (GOTM June)
The Cowlitz Gamers’ Adventure Trilogy – Łukasz Kur and M-Tee (GOTM July)
Anguna: Scourge of the Goblin King – Bite The Chili Productions (GOTM August)
Eyra: The Crow Maiden – Second Dimension (GOTM September)
Lunar Journey – Greenboy Games (GOTM October)
Yeah Yeah Beebiss II – Rigg’d Games (GOTM November)
Gelatanous: Humanity Lost – The Retro Room (GOTM December)
The Gruniożerca Trilogy – Łukasz Kur and M-Tee
Nix: The Paradox Relic – Dustin Huddleston
Beer Slinger – Second Dimension
This new collection will be available to pre-order from all Evercade retailers on November 4th, ahead of a release date in January 2023.
Indie Heroes is one of Evercade’s core product lines, helping to deliver modern retro games designed for older systems and highlighting the work of smaller independent game designers. From homebrew to studio, this Indie line makes up a big portion of Evercade’s continued Indie game offerings.
THE FUTURE OF INDIE HEROES AND GAME OF THE MONTH
From January 2023, the release date for the next Indie Heroes collection will be locked to that month. Meaning each subsequent Indie Heroes release will be January of the following year.
To support this, the Game of the Month program will return starting April 2023 through to December 2023. Evercade fans will be able to play one game every month before a console update will rotate the available game. All games along with some not provided in the Game of the Month feature will be available to buy physically on the next Indie Heroes cartridge collection.
Evercade’s current hardware line-up includes two devices. The TV based Evercade VS, which is currently available and a new handheld due in Winter 2022, the Evercade EXP, which features 18 built-in games from publisher Capcom. From 2023, Game of the Month will be available on both devices, thanks to the WiFi connectivity that both of them carry. So Evercde fans will now be able to enjoy Game of the Month on the go!
There will still be other indie titles available throughout our release schedule in future including plans for more dual carts (XenoCrisis/Tanglewood and Alwa’s Awakening/Cathedral) and publisher collections. Indie Heroes will also not be constrained to the home console-based games with other systems planned in future where the retro indie development scene is active.
Evercade VS home console systems are currently available worldwide from Amazon and other local retailers.
Evercade EXP handheld gaming system will be available from December 15th, with pre-orders now open globally.
Evercade Handheld (original) is now discontinued and will feature a final firmware update by the end of 2022 for compatibility with future releases.
Evercade devices play games via emulation on bespoke cartridges. There are currently 37 collections available or to be released before 2023.
Evercade emulates a wide range of systems and highlights modern retro games created by indie developers, with support for five decades of gaming.