Valfaris

Game Info

Developer
Steel Mantis
Publisher
Big Sugar
Release Date
October 10, 2019
Monetization
One Time Purchase

From the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell comes Valfaris, a Heavy Metal themed action side-scroller where you must set out to destroy the arcane evil that has subjugated your fathers' fortress of Valfaris. Reduce your enemies to mere gibs while exploring dark and tainted environments.

Valfaris releases for Nintendo Switch on November 12th, 2019.

From the game's website:

"Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole!

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Savage

Reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of beautifully brutal weaponry

Twisted

Journey through tainted environments as you venture deeper into Valfaris

Stunning

Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art crafted by Andrew Gilmour

Loud

Experience a seismic soundtrack recorded by extreme metaller Curt Victor Bryant

The boxed versions come courtesy of publisher and distributor, Merge Games."

From Mashable:

"Valfaris is metal as hell.

Right from the first scene as the hero Therion smashes his spaceship onto the surface of a floating space fortress, smashing a handful of alien monsters in bloody mess, Valfaris gets right in your face and thankfully never lets up. Except when you grab some new items and watch Therion do a little headbang celebration.

...

The more you push onward, the more metal Valfaris is. You can see it in every scene of the game, but there's also other little elements that aid the aesthetic. There is one section of the game where there are these membranes blocking off sections that require alien pheromones to open up. How do you get these pheromones? Eviscerate an enemy and cover yourself in its blood, of course."

Developer Quote
After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness.

Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Key features

Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell