October 4, 2022

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Mega-Man-X-inspired rogue-like sequel 30XX enters Steam early access in February

Developer Batterystaple Games has announced that 30XX, the sequel to its enjoyable Mega-Man-X-inspired procedural rogue-like 20XX, will enter Steam early access on 17th February.

30XX’s predecessor – which released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch back in 2018 (following around four years of Steam early access development on PC) – is a bit of a treat, transforming Capcom’s classic Mega Man X run-and-gun formula into a delightfully replayable procedurally generated platform rogue-like.

Although its procedural algorithm, which constructs stages out of pre-designed level chunks, could be a bit hit and miss, its tight platforming action (featuring a choice of two distinct heroes), entertaining bosses, and a wide array of abilities to keep each run fresh helped make it easy to overlook the occasional wobble – and it even managed to pack in optional co-op play for some added amusement.

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