It's just such an ingenious idea and one that should resonate with a generation that can't be bothered to sit still for very long. The latter trait is often viewed as a bad thing but in this case…

If you haven't heard of Half-Minute Hero , it's an old-school, fast-paced RPG that has you embark on 30-second quests in order to eventually save the realm. Follow that link to our preview for more info. But if you're still not convinced, you'll get a chance to play a bit of the game when a demo drops on the PSN on February 4. It's the "Hero Mode" demo and it features "a selection of missions from the final game, each showcasing a different type of challenge from this innovative quick-fire RPG." This will give you ample time to test it out; if you like it, go ahead and nab the full title the following week on February 12. Said Martin Defries, managing director for Rising Star Games:

"We're really excited about the release of Half-Minute Hero, truly the most innovative game on the PSP today. Those who can't wait until launch day should head to the PlayStation Network to download a demo of Half-Minute Hero, which contains three exciting levels from the game.

It has an unrivalled sense of humour, while managing to seriously suck you in with its old-school visuals and absorbing gameplay – as soon as you put it down you'll be thinking about the next opportunity to level up and be 'You > Evil'."

Developer Marvelous Entertainment is at the helm for this original adventure and although we're only talking about bite-size helpings of action, there are over 100 missions along with several multiplayer options to keep you involved for upwards of 20 hours. So far, the response to this one has been more than solid; the press release reminds us that Half-Minute Hero currently has a review average of 85% at GameRankings and 84% at Metacritic. It definitely sounds like one of the more promising PSP games of early 2010!

Related Game(s): Half-Minute Hero

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St_Jimmy
St_Jimmy
11 years ago

Don't have the cash but deffinitly want!

Thrill Kill
Thrill Kill
11 years ago

I WILL GET THIS

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I have this game…last mission is HARDCORE!

camaro300zx
camaro300zx
11 years ago

For those with Jap accounts Both demos (Hero and Villian) have been out for some time.

camaro300zx
camaro300zx
11 years ago

I was wrong both demos are on the U.S. store have been since 10/12/2009.

Sol
Sol
11 years ago

Yup, I played them and thought they were interesting, how 'bout you?

Nestore
Nestore
11 years ago

Goes gold? Early 2010?

I bought this in 2009. Are you talking about a sequel?

Roach721
Roach721
11 years ago

Can you also play this on the PS3, If not that sucks. Ihate when they put stuff out on the PSP and not on the PS3, especially when it's simple games that are on the network to begin with another example is the Digital Comics.
I refuse to buy a PSP,especially when theres talk of a new PSP coming out this year, although I don't think it will come out till 2011. I had the very first PSP. but i sold it to my nephew cause I was straped for cash.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

This game has been out for a while now. And yes, its awesome!

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Make it a downloadable title for PS3 then I'll get it.

Roach721
Roach721
11 years ago

Sony needs to put 50% of stuff that PSP gets on the PS3, it's nonsense that they don't.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Sony should do a compilation of mini-games from the PSN after a year, and put a set of them all together on a disc, just like the old arcade games makers did.

Just call it "mini-hits" Volume #1

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
11 years ago

I played the demo and didn't like it very much so if others do then kudos to you!


Last edited by MRSUCCESS on 1/26/2010 9:17:10 PM

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

all of you people that downt want psp need to give it a chance…its a great portable.