Indie developer Retro Forge, in partnership with publisher Dear Villagers, is happy to announce that its 16-bit inspired action RPG Metroidvania Adventure Souldiers is out now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam).
You can watch this launch trailer from Dear Villagers before you head into the fray.
Souldiers represents the fruits of our labour across several years as we assembled our dream game that mixes old and new sensibilities.
Souldiers’ 16-bit inspired aesthetic may recall SNES classics, but its approach to customizing your character and choosing between classes gives it depth and replayability above the 90s fare that inspired us. It’s a very emotional day for us to finally share the culmination of all our hard work with you all today.
Alberto Hernández, creative director at Retro Forge
Souldiers wraps Metroidvania exploration, crunchy soulslike combat, RPG customization, and precision platforming into one gorgeous pixel art package. Players take on the role of either scout, caster, or archer, battling for freedom in Terragaya, a mystical land on the border between life and death. Each class has its own unique attacks along with different agility, attack, defense, and health stats. Your character can further be customized through branches of unlockable skill trees, offering a huge degree of freedom as you venture through Souldiers’ fantastical realm.
Outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, upgrade your character, and explore every corner of a dazzling, intricate 16-bit world. Souldiers is a handcrafted retro epic for the ages.
Choose your class: Unleash the fury of your sword with the scout, summon the wrath of elements with the caster, or rain down arrows on your foes with the archer.
Gripping combat: Slash, parry and dodge your way through an ever-evolving roster of enemies, upgrading your skills and equipment to find a combat style that’s perfect for you.
An interconnected world: Discover a sprawling handcrafted landscape filled with treasures, tough-as-nails bosses, and secret pathways.
16-bit sensation: Terragaya comes to life with vibrant world-class pixel art-packed to the brim with details.
Smart moves: Solve environmental puzzles and leap from place to place using an ever-expanding moveset.
Language options: include English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese.
Souldiers is out now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC (via Steam).