American Hero was scheduled to release back in the 1990s, until the Atari Jaguar CD was unfortunately met with commercial failure, which ended up cancelling the game.
It featured the character of former military operative Jack Devon who was tasked with dealing with a deadly virus, which was created by warfare specialist, Karl Von Kruger. The game was also said to feature FMV animation and a branching storyline.
Jack is Back
A restoration and remaster of a game lost to time for over 25 years, American Hero is an outrageous and unforgettable FMV game that lets you play as the star in an over-the-top 1990s Hollywood action movie.
Take on the role of Jack, a former intelligence officer brought out of retirement for one last mission to stop the villainous virologist Krueger, who plans to unleash a mind-controlling virus on the citizens of Los Angeles. Your spur-of-the-moment decisions will help or hinder Jack as he tries to find and protect the only scientist who has the cure for this deadly pathogen.
Originally designed for the Atari Jaguar CD as a “playable movie” with a more fluid presentation than the FMV games of its time, American Hero features the talents of professional actors, including Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show, Johnny Got His Gun), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, Final Destination), and Musetta Vander (O Brother, Where Art Thou, Wild Wild West). For this restoration, Timothy Bottoms reprises his role in newly recorded voiceover of Jack’s inner thoughts heard throughout the game.
SOURCE: Ziggurat Interactive
Now players will get to experience the game as it comes to Playstation, XBox, Switch, and PC (exclusively through GOG). It will also be releasing on the Atari VCS.
The announcement regarding the game was made back in June, where a brand new trailer was revealed. However, now we have a release date accompany it. Despite the trailer mentioning summer time, the game will now be releasing this November 11th.
AMERICAN HERO – REVEAL TRAILER