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'Hero Emblems 2' Pushed Back to 2018, Fantastic New Gameplay Trailer Released

One of 2015's best games was HeatPot's Hero Emblems [$3.99], a match-3 RPG with strong gameplay mechanics, a fantastic cast of characters, and a charming story. Oh, and unlike most its siblings in the genre, this one was a totally paid, premium title. Even two and a half years ago it was hard getting into a new matching game due to the over-saturation of the genre, but Hero Emblems was a bright spot that brought its own fresh perspective. I freaking love that game. Anyway, in September of last year we learned that HeatPot Games were working on a sequel that looked to improve on its predecessor in pretty much every way. Our own Shaun Musgrave was able to go hands-on with an in-progress version of Hero Emblems 2 during Tokyo Games Show just a few days later, and it was shaping up to be one of the best releases of 2017. Well, today HeatPot announced that the game needs more time than they anticipated to get it where they want, and so it won't be releasing in 2017 as they planned. To ease the blow of that delay, however, they've released a new trailer for the game and it is looking absolutely spectacular...

TGS 2016: Hands-On with 'Hero Emblems 2'

Many games have tried to create a good hybrid of matching puzzle games and RPGs, but few have succeeded quite as well as Hero Emblems [$3.99], from developer Heat Pot Games. Cute graphics, engaging gameplay, a somewhat mysterious translation, and the fact that it was a paid game in a genre that has almost entirely migrated to free-to-play all helped the game stand out from the pack. While the game got a couple of updates post-release, the developers soon got to work on a sequel. It's still a ways off from release, but Hero Emblems 2 was playable at Tokyo Game Show 2016...




Phenomenal Match-3 RPG 'Hero Emblems' Getting a Sequel, Check Out the First Trailer

One of the surprise hits of 2015 was HeatPot Games' Hero Emblems [$3.99], a match-3 RPG. Why was it a surprise hit? Well, at that point, we had match-3 games coming out of our ears, and even the ones that boasted RPG elements on the back of the box never felt like true RPG games where you were invested in the story and characters and made meaningful upgrade choices and progression. They were just match-3 games with XP bars to fill up. Not true with Hero Emblems, which had a colorful cast of characters that exhibited actual personalities. The other big surprising thing was that Hero Emblems was a paid game with no IAP, which is practically unheard of in the world of match-3 games. The difficulty balance was a bit off at times, but at least you knew it wasn't purposely that way in order to nudge you towards spending money. Hero Emblems truly was (and still is!) fantastic, and not only did we love it in our original review but it was one of my personal favorites of 2015 as well. With Tokyo Game Show kicking off this week, HeatPot has unveiled their long-hinted at sequel to Hero Emblems with the following trailer...