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Roguelite Platformer Xenon Valkyrie+ Lands on PS Vita Next Week

Out Dec. 19, it includes gameplay enhancements made specifically for handheld.

Fabrice Breton's Avatar Posted by Game Developer & Publisher, COWCAT

Hi! I’m Fabrice, French solo developer of the adventure game Demetrios.

A few months ago, I was contacted by a Spanish developer named Daniel Fernandez Chavez. He noticed I was able to develop Demetrios for the PS4 and Vita on my own and was interested in having his own game, Xenon Valkyrie, ported to consoles. Specifically, he wanted it running on his favorite: PS Vita.

I agreed to the job, and thus, unexpectedly became a publisher!

Xenon Valkyrie+ combines the Roguelite and Platformer genres with RPG elements. Talk to characters, level up by killing monsters in randomly-generated dungeons, and find items and secrets to help you in your quest!

This isn’t a game for casual gamers. Most notably, it has perma-death. If you hit a game over, you lose everything collected during that run (experience levels, items…) with the exception of your Teamerites, a currency obtained from key actions (such as beating bosses) which can be used to unlock weapons in the hub store.

Combining your experiences during each run with a bit of persistence, each playthrough should bring you closer to the ending – or should I say, multiple endings! With three characters to choose from and several paths possible, including secret stages and hard-as-hell bosses, let’s just say that Platinum Trophy will be very tough to get!

The game features 90’s-style pixel art and quality chiptune music from Giorgiost (Jorge Olivares) for a retro feel. We’ve fully translated it into five languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.)

As the game was created using GameMaker Studio, Xenon Valkyrie was easy to port to handheld. The Vita port is running in the full, original resolution (stretched to fit the new screen) at a smooth 60 FPS.

But this isn’t just a port! This build incorporates a large number of improvements over the original PC version, taking into account all the player feedback from the original release. These updates are why we decided to rename this version Xenon Valkyrie+. The PS Vita build incorporates gameplay enhancements including a dedicated button for each weapon (instead of scrolling between each) for a very fluid experience.

Xenon Valkyrie+ for PS Vita will be available December 19, 2017 at PlayStation Store, and it will be compatible with PlayStation TV.

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Gorvi said:

December 13th, 7:41 am

This looks awesome, I cannot wait to play it. Thank you for supporting the Vita!

    COWCATGames said:

    December 13th, 7:45 am

    No problem :) I’m glad there are still so many Vita fans out there interested by the game!

onslaughtree said:

December 13th, 8:26 am

YES YES YES….. This look amazing. Nice old school are graphics, action and bosses. I’m going to PSN now to check on the price.

Thanks for the Vita love.

    COWCATGames said:

    December 13th, 8:34 am

    Looks like I forgot to post the price!

    It will be $9.99 (9.99 € in Europe)

DanteCR2134 said:

December 13th, 8:46 am

Excellent, love the support from the wonderful indie cominity for the PS Vita. Maybe Sony did not realised tgey had something special with the Vita but players knew right away

ShadowOfEden said:

December 13th, 9:25 am

Damn! What is up with the Vita support lately? I’m not complaining, but my wallet is starting to feel the heat!

Fear_Me_All said:

December 13th, 9:29 am

we need version of that game contact LRG they will handle this!

cjhill1836 said:

December 13th, 9:39 am

Looks awesome, I’ll have to pick this one up for sure. Thanks for the Vita/PSTV support!

GameOverGreggy said:

December 13th, 9:57 am


Kishnabe said:

December 13th, 10:10 am

Any chance of a PS4 port?

Quick Turnaround with the Vita Port and Enhancements. Hopefully, more Gamekeeper 1.0 games come your way. :)

    COWCATGames said:

    December 13th, 12:25 pm

    I focused on Vita first, but PS4 is a possibility :)

pablikenemy79 said:

December 13th, 1:35 pm

Thanks so much for support Vita

Ralstonizer said:

December 13th, 10:39 pm

Long live Vita!

DarkAlbireo said:

December 14th, 5:26 am

Looks great guys

OrganicShadow said:

December 14th, 11:10 am

Yesssssssss finally I can get my Rogue Legacy itch scratched! I’ll definitely grab this for Vita and light some candles in my game developer shrine in hopes for a PS4 edition.

alexRSBR said:

December 14th, 5:18 pm

Cool! I’m looking forward to play it :-)

Hakumen__ said:

December 15th, 6:26 pm

Sounds great, will definitely buy it!

ManjoumeThunder said:

December 17th, 3:57 pm

This releases the day before my birthday. I’m treating myself a day early.

SirNistro said:

December 26th, 8:15 am

bought this game yesterday, guys stop doing this games i need to sleep!!

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