Swap heroes and save a pixelated feudal Japan in Chronicles of 2 Heroes


  • Challenging retro platform game where you can switch characters in real time.
  • Each hero plays entirely differently, allowing for unique skill combinations.
  • Available now for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Hello heroes! I’m Israel Mallen, PR at Catness Games. We are the editors behind Chronicles of 2 Heroesa retro platform game inspired by masterpieces like The messenger It is Ninja Gaiden. This epic quest features metroidvania elements and a unique mechanic: you can switch heroes in real-time!

A year ago, this wonderfully pixelated adventure received a lot of support on Kickstarter. Now Chronicles of 2 Heroes is set to launch on Xbox Series XS, PC, and Xbox One on May 26. So if you’re a fan of challenging platform games and retro style, mark your calendars!

Meet the Heroes of Feudal Japan

In this game, Amaterasu reigns over feudal Japan with her fearsome yokai army, and only Kensei and Ayame have what it takes to stop her. These brothers have trained for years to defeat the goddess, and each has their own style of combat.

As a samurai, Kensei dedicated his life to mastering the art of the katana. This lethal weapon is perfect in melee combat and capable of parrying projectiles. Kensei wears bright red armor, even if it affects his mobility. While he can’t jump, he can perform lightning-fast charges and blast his way through enemies.

On the other hand, Ayame is a stealthy kunoichi trained in the ninja arts. She prioritizes agility and stealth over close combat, and can throw kunai from a distance to eliminate enemies before they even know what hit them. If an enemy detects her, Ayame can use ninjutsu techniques to avoid attacks and disappear behind enemies.

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As you can see, these two heroes play completely differently. Ayame excels at agile platforming, while Kensei is a pro at hand-to-hand combat. But what happens when you run into an obstacle that requires both skills? Fortunately, you can switch between them on the fly!

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Just press a button to switch between Ayame and Kensei whenever you need. Most levels will require you to switch characters frequently, but that’s all part of the fun.

Picture this: an undead archer perched atop a high ledge with immense gaps between platforms. Use Ayame to reach higher ground, then switch to Kensei and run across the gaps, avoiding the arrows. Finally, use your trusty katana to eliminate the yokai once it’s close enough.

Are you feeling confident? Try to parry your projectiles instead of running through them. Or switch to Ayame and teleport behind the archer and continue without fighting anyone. Thanks to switching mechanics, you can solve the same problem in many ways. Combine the skills of Kensei and Ayame to free feudal Japan from Amaterasu’s wrath.

C2H screenshot

Unlock your Potential

There are over 20 skills waiting for you to unlock in Chronicles of 2 Heroes. Each allows for even more powerful combinations, so get ready to get creative.

I could go on and on about all the combos, enemies, and challenges that await you, but I’ll let you discover them for yourself. Just know that feudal Japan needs your help, heroes! We can’t wait for you to dive in Chronicles of 2 Heroes on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox One today!

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Chronicles of 2 Heroes is an intense 16-bit action platformer with Metroidvania elements, Japanese myths and beautiful pixel art. That’s not all: you can switch between protagonists in real time! Ayame and Kensei each have unique and surprising combat styles that you’ll need to master to save feudal Japan from the wrath of Amaterasu.

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