Indie studio Retro Forge has revealed that Souldiers, its upcoming 16-bit inspired metroidvania title, will be launching next month. Working in partnership with publisher Dear Villagers (The Forgotten City, ScourgeBringer), Souldiers will launch on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 19th May, 2022.
Souldiers wraps exploration, combat, RPG customisation and precision platforming into one pixelart package. Players take on the role of either scout, caster or archer. They will be 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, defense, and health stats. Your character can further be customised through branches of unlockable skill trees. This is designed to offer the player a huge degree of freedom as you venture through Souldiers‘ fantastical realm.
Players must outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, upgrade their character and explore every corner of an intricate 16-bit world.
“Souldiers merges 90s side-scrolling action/adventure games with more contemporary design principles.
“We wanted to capture the speed and legibility of the classic 2D metroidvanias with the complex combat system of a more modern affair, letting players tailor their hero to their specific playstyle. We think it’s the perfect marriage of old and new and we can’t wait for everyone to play Souldiers when it comes out May 19th.”Alberto Hernández, Creative Director at Retro Forge
A new trailer (below) has been revealed to celebrate the release date announcement. However, somewhat bizarrely, the trailer does not feature any gameplay. Huh.
Souldiers Release Date Trailer
Souldiers will launch on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 19th May, 2022. Are you ready to go into battle? Or have you had your fill of metroidvanias of late? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!