Roguelike platformer *30XX* has finally emerged from its two-and-a-half-year stint in early access to offer players one of the finest Mega Man-like experiences that isn’t part of Capcom’s renowned series. A direct sequel to 2016’s *20XX*, both titles draw heavy inspiration from the Mega Man games. *30XX* introduces two playable characters, Ace and Nina, each offering distinct gameplay styles. The game retains *20XX*’s innovative twist on the Mega Man formula by incorporating procedurally generated levels and permadeath, coupled with upgrades that carry over to subsequent runs.
For those yearning for a more classic Mega Man encounter, *30XX* introduces a new mode featuring no permadeath and a fixed map. This option allows players to relish the nostalgic essence of the iconic franchise. With its 1.0 release, *30XX* has garnered praise from fans and critics alike, drawing comparisons to the beloved Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero series. The game’s Steam reviews are overwhelmingly positive, currently standing at an impressive 92% approval rate. 30XX is due to launch on Nintendo Switch “soon.”