Roll7’s follow-up to the OlliOlli series, Not a Hero, finally has a release date on PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, the previously promised Vita version has been canned.
The developer says that the handheld version met its premature end, though it wasn’t because of a choice the studio made. “It was out of our hands unfortunately, was not our decision at Roll7,” the company writes.
We reached out to the studio for comment to learn more about what happened to the handheld port. “We really wanted to bring the Not A Hero to Vita but, unfortunately, due to constraints of both time and money (both of which we have very little of!) we felt it was in the best interests of the game to concentrate on making sure the PS4 version was absolutely the best experience that it could be,” says Roll7’s Simon Bennett. “It sucks that we couldn’t make it happen on Vita, but rest assured the console version is definitely worthy of your 10/10 review score.”
The pixelated 2D shooter featuring the bombastic BunnyLord will land on PS4 on February 2. For more, check out our hands-on preview from earlier in the game’s development.
This is the second promised Vita title to be canceled in recent months. The last was Banner Saga, which Sony swept in to save. Whether the same thing will happen here isn’t clear, though with the decision being out of Roll7’s hands, that puts the decision in the hands of either publisher Devolver Digital or Sony (for quality assurance reasons).