Hellish pixel platformer Valfaris goes 2.5D in forthcoming sequel
Valfaris was a luxurious metal-themed 2D platformer with a few of the most spectacular pixel artwork this aspect of Owlboy. The work of Slain studio Metal Mantis, it was a bonkers fashionable tackle traditional action-platformers like Shadow of the Beast. Now it is getting a sequel referred to as Valfaris: Mecha Therion that mixes issues up a bit.
The obvious change is the artwork fashion: this can be a 2.5D platformer and character sprites have been changed by full 3D polygonal fashions. The world itself is 2.5D too, although you may nonetheless be navigating from a sidelong view (with the occasional suave digital camera shift). Additionally, this does not look as very similar to a platformer per se, extra of a horizontally scrolling shmup. This time protagonist Therion is commandeering an “superior machine of demise and destruction” (in different phrases, a mech) so it is much less about transferring between platforms, and extra about gliding.
This mech will boast three courses of weapon, together with melee, ballistic and destroyer courses, and the mech will probably be customizable with whichever sort of firepower you favor. It is a massive change for the sequence and studio Metal Mantis, however hopefully it pays off. No launch date but: Steam says it is coming quickly.