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Deadbeat Heroes announced by ex-Lionhead developers

Deadbeat Heroes is a 3D-brawler by Upstream Arcade, a small studio made up of former Lionhead staff.

It will be the studio’s first title since leaving Lionhead, inspired by iconic titles such as Jet Set Radio and Power Stone.

“Deadbeat Heroes is our first title, and is being made by a small team, ex-Lionhead developers with 60 years of game development between us.”

“We were responsible for the cinematic combat in Fable II, spectacular miracles in Black & White 2, ground-breaking gameplay in The Marvellous Miss Take and plenty of other cool stuff. We’re now applying everything we’ve learnt into this new title.”

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Deadbeat Heroes will take place in London during the 1970s, where you must track down and defeat a new breed of superpowered criminals.

“You (and a friend) will dodge bullets, steal powers and crack wise as the new wave of Deadbeat Heroes. Not born with their own powers, they are armed with a prototype super gauntlet – which has the ability to ‘borrow’ the powers of others.”


“You will (both) vie to win the hearts of the public with your amazing derring do, while not getting shot, sliced, lasered, exploded, vaporized, eaten…”

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Lionhead Studios was closed earlier this month by Microsoft, resulting in the cancellation of free-to-play title Fable Legends.

It’s great to see some of the team already working on new projects, and Deadbeat Heroes looks like a good time.

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