Not a Hero trailer offers "A Violent Today, For a Better Tomorrow"


We came upon Not a Hero in a bit of an unusual way, when developer Roll7 added Curiosity winner Bryan Henderson to the cast as a sort of consolation prize for getting stiffed (so far) on his Godus reward. Now we can take a closer look at the game itself, thanks to a trailer that opens with "reasonable force, used unreasonably," and then steps it up from there.

The trailer is wildly violent, but it's offset by its fundamental silliness, which comes through both the pixel art style and the game's leading characters: an anthropomorphic rabbit from the future named BunnyLord who's running for mayor on a promise to clean up the city, and Steve, a former professional assassin who's now working as his campaign manager.

A new Not a Hero website is now up at, and the release date has been revealed as well. "The Roll7 team really wanted to embrace the indie developer lifestyle by delaying the release of Not a Hero on several occasions for no discernible reason," Creative Director John Ribbins said. "Unfortunately, we also have a publisher, so we have to stop messing around and release it. So, May 7 I guess."

Prior to that, the beta version of Not a Hero will be playable at PAX East, SXSW Gaming, and Rezzed.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.