The PSP and XBLA RPG Half-Minute Hero is officially coming to PC, with a release date of September 27. Titled Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy, the PC port will include all of the additional features that the XBLA port also received as well as all the content of the original release.
A 30-second long game? Why, that sounds terrible! Not so, my friend, because there's over 60 half-minute adventures of varying difficulty, along with plenty of RPG goodness and side quests to boot. Add in extra content like the 30 Princess, 30 Evil Lord, and 30 Knight modes and it might as well be called 30-day hero. The port also comes with the ability to switch between classic 8-bit style sprites and an updated, anime, Final Fantasy sort of style.
Hopefully, if the port is successful, Half-Minute Hero's sequel from 2011 will also be localized outside of Japan. In fact, Marvelous AQL has made it clear this is true, via Twitter:
"We really want to do the second game, but it will depend on sales of Ultimate Boy."
Half-Minute Hero is coming to PC on September 27, but if you can't wait the title is already available on PSP and Xbox 360 via XBLA. If you're a fan, support it twice and beg Marvelous to port the sequel too. Exciting, original RPGs aren't typical in our industry, let alone ones that are extraordinarily fun and exciting.
PC announcement trailer - Youtube