Heavy metal action-platformer 'Valfaris' launches in Asia & Japan on January 23rd

Available digitally for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation®4

Hong Kong - January 16, 2020 – Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, today announced that the heavy metal action-platformer 'Valfaris' from developer Steel Mantis and publisher Big Sugar will launch in Asia and Japan on January 23, 2020.

Valfaris will be available digitally for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch for ¥2500 / HK$188 / NT$790 / S$33.1. Buyers of the Nintendo Switch version in Japan can enjoy a 20% launch discount until February 5th. The Nintendo Switch version is now available for digital pre-order on the Nintendo eShop in Japan.

Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer that features brutal combat, deadly enemies, stunning pixel art and a savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

The launch of Valfaris will be followed by the release of a New Game+ mode called 'Full Metal Mode', which will be released as a free update at a still to be confirmed date. More details will be announced shortly.

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About Valfaris

Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art.

Set in a far corner of space, 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.


  • 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

About eastasiasoft

Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Ghost Blade HD, Rainbow Skies, Sword & Fairy 6, Reverie, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.

About Steel Mantis

Steel Mantis is a small independent game developer based in Texas comprised of artist Andrew Gilmour and designer Thomas Jenns. The studio’s debut title was the 2016 gothic horror-inspired metal platformer Slain: Back From Hell. Steel Mantis is currently developing Slain’s space-themed spiritual successor Valfaris.

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.

For media queries, contact eastasiasoft public relations at press@eastasiasoft.com or via Twitter at @eastasiasoft.


Press kit
Fact Sheet
PS4, Switch
23 January 2020
Action, Metroidvania, Platform
English, Japanese, Korean, Trad. Chinese, Simpl. Chinese
Steel Mantis, Big Sugar

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