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Not a Hero suffers a slight delay

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Roll7's Not a Hero, the pixelated, cover-based 2D shooter starring a time-traveling rabbit and a hitman-turned-political-operative named Steve, will not be out on May 7. It was supposed to be, but publisher Devolver Digital announced today that it needed another week to cram in more frames per second.

"Not A Hero’s short but life-changing seven-day delay marks additional time for tweaking and testing the most recent tech update to the game, which brought the action from a dull and dreary 30fps to a pants tingling 60fps," Devolver explained in the announcement. "It’s like the game is licking your eyeballs now."

A week is no time at all in game-delay terms (recall that Dead Island 2 was recently pushed back to some undetermined date in 2016), and in the meantime you can still horse around with the demo. I think it's actually quite good: Wantonly violent and bloody, but silly enough that you're not likely to be emotionally scarred by the experience.

So, with the extra seven days factored in, Not a Hero will be out on May 14 on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. Details, including the old release date, are up at notahe.ro.

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.