- Gaijinworks developer Victor Ireland
posted up a video announcing that fans can enroll in Class of Heroes 2 today on PSP.
Below are the details, as follows: Dungeon crawlers are one of the oldest types of computer RPGs. The premise is simple: Make a party by "rolling" virtual dice, pick your party's races and classes, give the party some stuff to help them fight and protect them from attacks, then head off into the darkness below for gold and glory.
Well, that's how it was supposed to go. There was usually dying in there, too. A LOT of dying. But there's something enchanting about that mix of danger and exploration that has sustained the genre for well over three decades now.
In Japan, the genre is having something of a resurgence, with well over a dozen dungeon crawlers being released for handhelds and consoles in just the last few years.
Class of Heroes 2 has been one of the titles in the vanguard of this new resurgence. It has put a candy-colored anime shell on an often dark genre that Wizardry helped popularize initially, and also added a more interesting and involving set of intertwining stories.
In doing so, it's made the game more accessible to gamers looking to mix up their RPG selections while still retaining the "Wizardry feel" for the hardcore...