We’ve just been told that Half-Minute Hero, the incredible fast-paced RPG from Marvelous Entertainment, will be arriving in Europe on February 12th 2010. If you’re not familiar with the game, here’s the idea: In TV and film, it’s a well-worn cliché: This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds. But in the land of bloated videogames, size – it is sometimes claimed – matters. Half-Minute Hero goes completely against the grain: in each level, the hero must save the world, 30 seconds at a time.
A homage to a bygone era, then, Half-Minute Hero fuses old-school visuals with a modern-day twist. In each level, a Dark Lord discovers a new way to destroy our Hero’s world: he must solve a series of puzzles and level-up enough to defeat the massive end-of-level boss. In 30 seconds. Every time. We’ve been keeping an eye on this one since it’s overseas release last year, so it’s great to know that it’s still coming. TheSixthAxis can exclusively reveal that the game will release on both UMD and via the PlayStation Store.