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Rogue Legacy Coming to PS Vita, PS3, PS4

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So if you guys have been surfing the web, you might have heard that Rogue Legacy is coming to PS Vita, PS3, and PS4. Well… it is! Pretty crazy stuff. If you guys didn’t watch the Sony Gamescom conference, you can check it out here. Feel free to watch for, like, 30 seconds, even though the rest of it is really cool.

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Rogue Legacy had only been out for about 2 weeks before we were contacted by Sony, so we’re blown away by how fast they reached out to us. But Shahid and Shane have been great guys to work with, and we were able to get the a-okay to develop Rogue Legacy for all Sony platforms in a ridiculously short period of time. So yeah, go Sony! It’s hard to believe that Rogue Legacy was all but unknown a short 4 months ago, and now we’re still unknown and it’s four months later.

If you’ve never played Rogue Legacy before, think of it as a genealogical Rogue-LITE. It takes a bunch of roguelike elements such as procedural generation, tough difficulty, and perma-death, and puts its own spin on it. For example, when you die you don’t start from scratch, and instead your children take up your sword. Each child has their own unique genetic traits which make them special. So one child might be a Knight with Hypergonadism, which lets him knock enemies back really far, and another could be a kindly Wizard who’s near-sighted and also gigantic. So it’s a different game every time.

Also, each time you die, you’ll pass on all the money you’ve gained to your children, which you can then spend on permanent upgrades. And you WILL have to spend it because all the money you have left over is taken by Charon, the toll keeper, at the start of each castle (which randomizes each time).

So you have a randomly-generated child fighting in a procedurally-generated castle, with permanent upgrades in a Castlevania-style setting, all while you play the game on the bus on your Vita… that pretty much sums it up.

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We’re super excited to have it on Sony’s platforms, and we’d love to hear which Sony system you’re looking forward to seeing it on most!

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xClayMeow said:

August 22nd, 10:03 am

Rogue Legacy + Vita = Awesome!

avluis said:

August 22nd, 10:04 am

Thank you for bringing this to the PSVita.
Lately I buy the indie games but don’t play them since I have to love-hate relationship with windows…
Keep on bringing them. And take your time with the polish, don’t rush the release.
Please look at the previous games out for the system, like Hotline Miami, and take note of what made the a hit on the portable.
Glad to have you on board!

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    Teddy Lee said:

    August 22nd, 12:45 pm

    Definitely taking note!

NinjaMicWZ said:

August 22nd, 10:06 am

This is such a score for me. Going to buy it day 1 on Vita. Thanks for making it and thanks for making it happen.

Phedran said:

August 22nd, 10:07 am

Can’t wait to play it on Vita! And can’t wait to see you guys at PAX. :)

liammill18 said:

August 22nd, 10:09 am

Super hyped for this, definitely looking forward to the Vita version the most.

Will this have a unified trophy list? I hope so, I hate that feeling when I sit down and realize all my accomplishments are attributed to another system.

enjridener said:

August 22nd, 10:09 am

I hope this is cross buy, because I’d love the idea of playing it everywhere. I’ve played it on a friend’s pc and it’s awesome. Guess I don’t need to wait for a steam sale. :)

Monterossa said:

August 22nd, 10:10 am

Rogue Galaxy coming to PS3.


Oh wait…. damn it.

DrROBschiz said:

August 22nd, 10:10 am

Incredible Game

Incredible News

Cant wait to put this on Vita

LeFabuleuxDeux said:

August 22nd, 10:11 am

Vita is where it belongs! I recently bought the PC version thinking that the Vita version wouldn’t happen. Now that it’s reality, I probably won’t even touch the PC version. But who cares! At least it’s on the system that can really play to its strength

Hitokiri_03 said:

August 22nd, 10:13 am

Can’t wait to play!

Day 1

Thanks for porting to PS4.

Knight613 said:

August 22nd, 10:13 am

Been playing this a bunch on PC. Is there a timetable for when this is supposed to come out?

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    Teddy Lee said:

    August 22nd, 12:47 pm

    Not sure yet. We’re going to try our best to do this right, so timelines are a little muddy.

curlybrace said:

August 22nd, 10:18 am

I’ll admit, I’m pretty excited to play Rogue Legacy on my Vita. Seems like a perfect fit – thanks for bringing it to PlayStation.

NightHawk17 said:

August 22nd, 10:18 am

Can’t wait to play it, sounds fun:D

FuntimeBen said:

August 22nd, 10:27 am

Would love a cross buy for this! As a (drumroll please) new owner of a VITA I would love to get this game running on my PS4 and VITA.

Gorvi said:

August 22nd, 10:28 am

The moment I started hearing podcasts talk about Rogue Legacy I started thinking about how perfect the game would be for the Vita. When can we expect to see these versions? All at the same time?

barker09 said:

August 22nd, 10:29 am

This will be great on the Vita.

Anddo said:

August 22nd, 10:33 am

I bought this during the Steam summer sale. I’ll gladly double dip.

Chanerooo said:

August 22nd, 10:35 am

I’ve been playing it on PC and it’s GREAT. I’ll probably buy it for the PS3.

FearMonkey said:

August 22nd, 10:36 am

Seriously. Best news ever. Seriously. Was going to get this on Steam but now not so sure. Though I suppose I could double-dip. :p

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    Teddy Lee said:

    August 22nd, 12:48 pm

    I always double-dip.

GeoDarky said:

August 22nd, 10:38 am

i am speechless, Day 1

lisatsunami said:

August 22nd, 10:42 am

Wow, this does sound like a perfect fit for Vita.

I am very happy over the explosion of games for Vita on the blog today so thanks!

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    Teddy Lee said:

    August 22nd, 12:54 pm

    We made this game to be playable in as short windows as possible.
    Each life usually lasts between 1 – 15 minutes depending on your skill.
    And if you’ve really gotta quit, the game autosaves at very frequent intervals so at most you might lose like 30 seconds of playtime.

tusunami said:

August 22nd, 11:01 am

i’m very happy to see more games coming to PS Vita, but it would be nice to see PS Vita only games more as well.

GStylez1980 said:

August 22nd, 11:12 am

The Vita’s game lineup is looking super-strong after Gamescom. So happy to have one. Looking forward to playing Rogue Legacy on it!

DrApollo said:

August 22nd, 11:15 am

This is the game I’ve been hoping would come to Vita. So excited.

XeahuleXolic said:

August 22nd, 11:27 am

Wooo!!! Hell ya I want!!

Elvick_ said:

August 22nd, 11:29 am

Watched a Let’s Play of this and it looked awesome. Think I remember Shahid tweeting about it too (which I think is how I ended up watching a Let’s Play in the first place).

Really looking forward to being able to play it on PS Vita!

Will the PS Vita and PS4 versions have any unique features? Touch screen (vita), touch pad (ps4)… that kind of thing?

Mobius2525 said:

August 22nd, 12:01 pm

will get this for my vita.

Kung_Fu_Bricks said:

August 22nd, 12:04 pm

I’m one of those that didn’t know about it, but it sounds and looks great! I’m going to have to pick this one up.

Ryumoau said:

August 22nd, 12:05 pm

looks interesting. Just need to see the price and demo it if possible when it becomes available.

plaztiksyke said:

August 22nd, 12:47 pm

My mom is the only person I’ve known to beat NetHack. Multiple times. She would play it almost every morning while we got ready for school. If only there were a PS3 version (which she owns), she’d be doing backflips right now.

I’m curious, can the player choose GLBT traits? Like in later Fable series, can I have a same-gender partner and “adopt” a child?

who’s doing the music?

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    Teddy Lee said:

    August 22nd, 12:50 pm

    You can’t pick your traits. You can pick your favorite child though.
    Also Gordon “A Shell in the Pit” McGladdery and Judson “Tettix” Cowan have done the music. If you like the soundtrack you can buy it here:

    *All proceeds go straight to the musicians, so it’s awesome.

Vinland_Krauser said:

August 22nd, 1:20 pm

Cross buy?
Imagine the joy of entering the PS Store for the first time on PS4 and already have a red bag icon over this title.

cat9966 said:

August 22nd, 2:06 pm

I can’t wait for this. I recall spending way too much time playing Nethack on a Unix mainframe back in the late 80’s when I should have been doing other things. This type of game is perfect for the Vita.

@ plaztiksyke – I beat it multiple times too and I know a lot of other compulsive players who did as well. The key was to loot a staff shop with something that let you teleport or dig your way out of the store and then hightail it to the next floor before the angry shopkeeper found you. If you found the Staff of Wishing you were god.


August 22nd, 3:08 pm

Cross Buy? Cross Save?

minneyar said:

August 22nd, 4:04 pm

Awww yeah, this is a great game.

Although I already played the Windows version enough to max out everything and get up to New Game +6, so I’m not sure if I want to buy it again if it’s a straight port. I’d definitely get it again if there will be new features like another area, more traits, or different upgrades…

Bobbio210 said:

August 22nd, 4:08 pm

Looks like ghost and goblins with the difficulty level set to 11. Going to get this day 1 for my Vita, thanks Cellar Door games.

DarkParodius said:

August 22nd, 5:19 pm

Will this have a full platinum trophy set, or the usual 13 trophies for PSN titles?

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    Teddy Lee said:

    August 22nd, 6:15 pm

    Not sure on the trophy details yet. We’d have to talk to Sony as we get closer to launch.

ishralene09 said:

August 22nd, 7:06 pm

Man, thanks for bringing this to the PS platforms, especially Vita! Lately I’ve been gaming solely on my handhelds, and I’ve heard of this game and I was like “Oh please bring this to the Vita”. Well, answered prayer! I don’t care how long it’ll take, I’m buying this day 1!

runner424 said:

August 22nd, 7:24 pm

This will be a day one Vita purchase for sure. Can’t wait, good job Sony.

martinirage1 said:

August 22nd, 7:31 pm

I really came close to buying this on steam but I don’t always have my computer around so that would have sucked. But thank you for bringing this to the vita. This will be an Awesome addition to my library. You guys truly did a great job with this game and I hope you find success.

geof36 said:

August 22nd, 9:21 pm

Great move, you guys! Even if there is no cross-buy, I will totally buy this on PS4 and Vita day one. Bought it on Steam, but my computer isn’t so good for games. So glad I have a chance to play it right and on my favorite consoles.

YorlecmNwahs said:

August 22nd, 11:20 pm

Go to Google

Search “Let’s Get FlatOut Head On PS Vita Compatible”

Click on the first result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you

lostlemon said:

August 23rd, 5:16 am

I’m psyched to play it on Vita, that’s what I’ve been hoping for ever since I heard of the game. Anyone that made this happen has my thanks.

rashada07 said:

August 23rd, 9:32 am

So if I buy this on PS3 will it be available to me when I get my PS4?

RegantCZ said:

August 25th, 3:45 am

I pirated the game (sorry) but only to try it out. Got to the first boss (eyeball), got horribly murdered and uninstalled it. This short playthrough conviced me to buy it for Vita. Awesome game for awesome handheld. Hope it gets released soon :3
BTW. Isnt it ironic when Sir Useless is your most usefull hero? :D

Jesp said:

September 12th, 12:46 pm

Looking forward to this for ps3. day 1 buy for me.

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