Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy hitting Steam

Marvelous AQL has been working with Steam to release an enhanced version of their PSP "micro-RPG" on the service.  Here's what producer Esteban Jose Salazar had to say in an interview with Siliconcera:

"We’ve brought back the extra modes from the PSP version and added full Steamworks support so you have achievements, leaderboards, matchmaking, cloud saves, community integration, etc.  Of course,we’ve added keyboard support and key binding. The full Xbox 360 version is there, too, so you’re getting the ‘Ultimate’ ersion of the game.  Of course, you can still switch between the graphics from the 360 version and the old-school 8-bit graphics."

Salazar added that there would be more language options than both the Xbox Live and PSP version.   "For the first time they’ll have translations in French, Italian, Spanish, and German.  The PSP version was only released in English in Europe, but now language won’t be an issue if you want to play.  You can even play in Japanese if you want to practice."

Chances of the Japan-only sequel coming to Steam are still up in the air.  Salazar told Siliconcera sales will be a deciding factor in whether or not it is localized.  "We are absolutely considering it, but the feasibility and timing of bringing the second game or any of our other titles to the PC will depend on sales of the first game. So, if you want to see more Marvelous AQL titles on Steam, vote with your wallet and pick up Ultimate Boy."

Check out the trailer.

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy hits Steam September 27.