Developer Cellar Door Games has revealed that their title Rogue Legacy will be heading to Xbox One on May 27. Speaking in an announcement on their website, the studio explained that they have worked closely with Abstraction Games to port it over to Microsoft’s console.
The game is a platformer that features roguelike elements, as the levels you tackle are randomly generated every time you die. Taking inspiration from the likes of Spelunky and Dark souls, Rogue Legacy is a challenging game that has a set of distinctive quirks that separate it from other similar titles. The chief of these is the fact that when the player dies they are given the choice to carrying on with one of three randomly generated heirs. Gold collected in previous runs passes down to them, but they each have their own powers, abilities and characteristics that can include physical handicaps.
When it initially launched for PC in 2013 it received a strong reception from critics, who praised the game for its gameplay, difficulty and unique game mechanics. It has since been ported to Lunix, OS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation4 and PS Vita. The May 27 release will be the first time the title has arrived on an Xbox platform.
Rogue Legacy is the latest in a large collection indie games that have released through the ID@Xbox program. Microsoft faced criticism when the Xbox One first released due to an apparent lack of support for independent developers but the company has since set about trying to fix that problem. This had led to ports and exclusive games coming to the platform, including the likes of Super Time Force, Volgarr the Viking, #IDARB, Shovel Knight and Thomas Was Alone.
There are also plenty of other indie games coming in the next few months according to an announcement that the Xbox team made in March. This includes Wasteland 2: Game of the Year Edition, Cuphead, SMITE and LA Cops.