Merge’s Signature Edition Adds Valfaris to Roster

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Valfaris | Shoot

As one of those who backed Slain! Back From Hell, I’m more than a bit familiar with Valfaris. It’s a heavy metal space opera with great art. However, given the difficulty Wolf Brew Games (now called Steel Mantis) had distributing Slain, I wasn’t super eager to jump on the Valfaris train. But even now I’m compelled by the art, which brings us to today. Signature Edition, a division of Merge Games, is bringing Valfaris to their lineup. That means it will get a fancy physical edition on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. It will also feature some exclusive goodies, such as pins, an artbook and more. To read all the details, just check out the full press release below.


The heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer, Valfaris, gets the Signature Edition treatment on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

Manchester, UK, September 20, 2019 — Collectable indie games label, Signature Edition, is proud to announce the imminent release of the heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer, Valfaris. Published by Big Sugar and developed by Steel Mantis, Signature Editions will be available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Valfaris | Hive

Presented in a large format collectable box, the Signature Edition version of Valfaris will include:

  • A region free version of the game (PlayStation4 or Nintendo Switch).
  • Two CDs of the seismic soundtrack recorded by extreme metaller Curt Victor Bryant (former Celtic Frost guitarist).
  • Two art cards – one featuring exclusive in-game imagery and the other bearing digital signatures of the dev team.
  • A paper-back art booklet filled with awesome pixel art from the game and concept sketches.
  • Two exclusive metal pin badges – featuring The Bringer of Mayhem and the Unlimited Energy Skull.
  • Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Slain: Back From Hell.

Valfaris | Centipede

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.

Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack.

Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Valfaris | Mech

Game 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

Valfaris | Lasers

About Signature Edition Games
Collectable indie games label, Signature Edition, is part of Merge Games, a UK-based indie publisher offering quality PC and console games digitally and at retail across the globe. Offering collectors’ editions of the very best indie games, Signature Edition titles come specially boxed with exclusive content, carefully packaged and shipped globally.

About Big Sugar
Big Sugar is a new publisher that does what it wants. And what it wants is to work with talented independent developers and to publish the unique, fun, compelling, entertaining, memorable, and all-round high-quality games that they create.

About Steel Mantis
A newly formed independent studio comprised of artist Andrew Gilmour and programmer Thomas Jenns. Andrew and Thomas both previously worked on Slain: Back From Hell.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.