From the creators of the hit platformer/RTS hybrid Smelter!
OSAKA, Japan – August 11, 2021 – The colorful, 8-Bit sentai sports-hero platformer Bat Boy co-developed by X PLUS and Sonzai Games, has officially been announced at this year’s BitSummit Indie Game Showcase!
Ryosuke isn’t just your regular high-school kid. He and his fellow sports-star friends secretly battle against the evil invading forces of Lord Vicious, hellbent on hosting sinister athletic events for his own amusement! Aided by the power granted to them by nameless deities, Ryosuke is Bat Boy!
Interdimensional mage Lord Vicious has brainwashed Bat Boy’s fellow teammates in order to participate in the Trials of Darkness, a heinously brutal series of athletic events! It’s up to Bat Boy to team up with one-time villain and mouthy crow Garou, traversing all manner of hostile worlds, to free the minds of his sports-hero teammates before they fall victim to the Trials. Along the way, Bat Boy will encounter all manner of characters, some allies, most not, as he fights his way to the final confrontation with Lord Vicious.
Bat Boy pits the titular hero against the former allies of his sports team, heroes such as Racket Girl, Shinai Guy, Aquaria and Mr. Blitzer, among others as he travels through the many worlds beyond Lord Vicious’ dimensional gateway!
- A thrilling 2D platforming adventure set against rich, nostalgic 8-bit backdrops.
- Swing, deflect, spin and power-hit your way through exciting baseball-style combat!
- Explore a vast world of unique and exciting environments, ultimately leading to a showdown with one of Bat Boy’s brainwashed allies!
- Take on the powers of each ally as you free them from the influence of Lord Vicious!
- Glorious 8-bit visuals, reminiscent of early platformer legends.
- High octane chiptunes from Evader Music, composer for Smelter and Super Sami Roll.
- Dozens of enemies, exciting bosses and intriguing companions to encounter!
- Baseball-bat-based traversal and environmental puzzle solving!
- Hidden secrets, collectibles, unlockable music and more to find!
Sony PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X/S
About X PLUS
Starting as a fashion company in 1986 in Osaka, Japan, X PLUS went from making figurines of popular Kaiju and Japanese fictional characters (Shonen-Ric) to developing and publishing indie games like Smelter and Super Sami Roll.
About Sonzai Games
Founded in 2020 by veteran developer Sergio Matta, Sonzai Games is an indie studio with big dreams.