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Paper Mario-Inspired Underhero Releases September 19

What could make the rapid flight of summer even more sweet? You got it — more superb indie releases. In just a few short weeks, we’ll have our hands on yet another sub-genre delight — Paper Castle Games‘ Underhero. Promising a sidescrolling adventure inspired by RPGs past and present, Underhero boasts pixel graphics, humor, and some serious gamer nostalgia.

Underhero takes a few genres and mashes them chaotically together with a turn-based combat system that… has no turns. Paper Castle Games is calling it “timing-based combat,” and Underhero‘s trailer gives us a taste of what we can expect from this unique spin on a classic system. You can furthermore, apparently, “bribe your enemies,” and you’ll only get a critical hit when you strike an enemy to the beat of the music (Crypt of the Necrodancer vibes, anyone?).

There’s a lot to look for in Underhero, and we can’t wait for September 19th to roll around. If this mash-up succeeds, Paper Castle Games will have a wickedly satirical and fun little gem on their hands. Underhero will be available on Steam, and if you can’t wait to give the full thing a go, you can test out the demo at the Underhero website.