HPP doubles back to preview 30XX for the second year in a row at PAX West, and comes away extremely pleased as a fan of rogue-likes and Mega Man games.
"Capcom has shown precious little interest in keeping the Mega Man franchise alive, hence it’s up to indie developers to carry the torch. Chief among those developers is Batterystaple Games, whose well-received 20XX started on PC and made its way to consoles over time. After a period of early access, the sequel, 30XX has fully launched on Steam and Switch. The new game offers lots of new levels, weapons, and mechanics; a level creator, and 2-player local and online co-op support. It’s everything a Mega Man fan could want, but old-school difficulty limits the game’s accessibility," says Co-Optimus.
“I thought there have been loads of great indies this year then bam! September hit with an indielanche so let's hand out some awards.” - A.J. Maciejewski from Video Chums.
CCG writes - "Batterystaple Games did it again - they released an absolutely fantastic homage to Mega Man X in the form of 30XX - and in some ways it's almost better. The various game modes accommodate many play styles, the many different ways you can play based on the semi-random nature of the game and its progression, the way Nina and Ace play so differently, the online leaderboards and community levels, it just goes on and on."