Publisher Dear Villagers and indie studio Retro Forge have announced today that they are delaying their 16-bit inspired action-RPG Metroidvania adventure game, Souldiers. The game was originally planned for a May 19th, 2022 launch on all platforms, but the release has been pushed back to June 2nd, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|X, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam and GOG).
As you patiently wait for the game to release, you can enjoy this Exclusive Commented Gameplay video from the publishers.
“We’re very pleased with how Souldiers is coming along overall, but we still have a few bugs to work out and we want to ensure that when we release the game – and ask consumers to spend their hard-earned money on it – that they’re getting a bug-free premium experience,” said Alberto Hernández, creative director at Retro Forge.
“We know how much it sucks to have to wait longer, but we assure everyone that it will be worth the wait. We’re a small team, and developing a game of Souldiers’ scale, during a global pandemic no less, saw us overcoming many unforeseen challenges, so we really appreciate your patience as we polish up Souldiers into the refined retro experience you all deserve..”
Souldiers wraps Metroidvania exploration, crunchy souls like 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 Souldier’s fantastical realm.
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 environment puzzles and leap from place to place using an ever-expanding moveset.
Souldiers is now set to release on June 2nd, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|X, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam and GOG),