Darkness continues to plague the world of Black Mist. The Rebel Army is crushed, the war for freedom is lost and the Tyrant King Vandheer continues to rule with his cold, iron fist. However, the cries of the perished have not been ignored by the divine ones who seek to save the world from darkness.
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Release Date: May 28, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“Armed with Wings Rearmed is being developed by a single developer and he needs your feedback. Voice your ideas, opinions and concerns - together we can craft the best experience possible!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming to have the game feature complete by the Q4 2016, and a transition to full release in early 2017. Rearmed will be in Early Access long enough for players to contribute and see their suggested changes or improvements realized in frequent updates.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Rearmed will more deeply explore the games core mechanics, perfecting the gameplay balancing and progression. Expect new levels, weapons, perks, playable characters and more!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Rearmed currently features 2 playable characters, 30 levels, animated story sequences, 9 unlockable weapons, 8 perks and an endless Survival Mode to put your skills and equipment to the ultimate test!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Depending on the value of content added during Early Access, the game may be priced higher when it launches.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We encourage players to join the Rearmed Forums to post ideas, suggestions and general support!

We keep a regular development blog over at: http://www.armedwithwings.com
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September 25

[Update 0.8.24] Fixes

I've been incredibly busy this week with my day job, but have manged to fixed a bunch of reported bugs :)

September 26th 2016 v0.8.24

Fixes & balancing
• Survival Top Score fix
• Vandheer Lightning bugs
• Various UI fixes
• Boss Survival bugs

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September 17

[Update 0.8.22] Blocking changes

Today's update further refines the games difficulty and also improves the player defense system.
Additionally, your top score in Survival is now displayed in Survival menu! Old scores won't be displayed, you will need to get new scores.

Features & Updates
•Hero Block Breakable
•New Hero Blocking Animation
•Survival Top Score

Fixes & balancing
•Boss Battle balancing in Futile
•Various bugs and fixes

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About This Game


Darkness continues to plague the world of Black Mist. The Rebel Army is crushed, the war for freedom is lost and the Tyrant King Vandheer continues to rule with his cold, iron fist. However, the cries of the perished have not been ignored by the divine ones who seek to save the world from darkness. So by their hands, the strongest of the fallen is resurrected, wielding celestial power and a sacred title, Armed with Wings.

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Armed with Wings: Rearmed is a 2D action/puzzle platformer set in the dark and dilapidated world of Black Mist. Players control a capable hero and cunning eagle, traveling through various lands and fortresses that challenge the player’s ability to solve puzzles, engage enemies and traverse platforms.

The Sword
Your blade summons the power of Lightning and Thunder. Strike your foes and reduce them to mist.

The Eagle
Your Eagle companion will aid you in solving puzzles on your journey. Explore the road ahead, distract guards, move objects and collect unreachable items.

The World
The dark world of Black Mist is a blasted ruin, full of dangers and mysteries. Take on your journey through 30 levels of platforms, puzzles and battles.

The King
King Vandheer resides in his palace, waiting for your arrival. Challenge and defeat him.


  • Electrifying combat
  • Play as both the Warrior and the Eagle
  • 40 mysterious levels
  • Brilliant Cinematic sequences
  • Endless Survival Mode to test your skill
  • Local VS Multiplayer, battle your friends
  • Outstanding visuals and animation
  • Unlockable weapons and player boosters
  • XBox Gamepad Support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Urmferd
3.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
I purchased this game without knowing anything other than what was shown on this store page. The videos do it a lot of justice in showing just how fun of a combat system it has. The entire experience so far has been great, and I'm in love with how much there is in the game already! I look forward to more refinement of the game, but am already blown away by the polish this game has. So far so good! Would easily recommend.
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Ⓗeɴᴋ
10.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
Being a fan of the Armed With Wings series for years and playing it since I was a kid, I can definitely say that this is one of the best aww games i've ever played
Even though it's still in early acess, it's so smooth, fast paced, has amazing graphics and gives a good experience even if it's a 2d game
The story is awesome and the character design is stunning as well as the world
Awesome job, I'm exited to see what the next updates bring!
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makertoo
14.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1
Since the beginning, I have been attracted to this game.
It is in constant change and evolution. I love especially the characters control.
Keep going!
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A Scrub
8.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
The game is great, the combat, the story...everything is done so nice
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H4lcyonic
1.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16
Armed With Wings: Rearmed is a stylish action/platform/puzzle game with an extremely high amount of polish for an Early Access title. The most direct gameplay comparisons I can make with this game are "They Bleed Pixels" with its directional-based combat system, and "Super Meat Boy" with it's 'just one more try' bites of gameplay, on top of the challenge they both provide.

Combat in the game focuses on properly analyzing your foe(s) for openings, then chaining free-form moves (determined by directional input in tandem with Light/Heavy attack) into combos to defeat them. Spacing and timing are key, especially when there is more than one enemy to contend with. Animations are fluid and impactful, and very stylized. Combat is challenging, and can punish button-mashing very quickly, which makes it all the more rewarding when you emerge victorious. The only thing to be wary of is that the game is a bit slow in explaining combat mechanics in-depth, which may or may not be a negative depending on if you are someone who prefers experimentation over hand-holding. (I prefer experimentation, myself.) It will tell you the tools you need to survive, however, it won't just throw you to the wolves.

When you die in the game, your points are allocated automatically into an unlock system that unlocks weapons with various stats (Speed, Damage, Blocking, etc), and Boosters, which change how your weapons perform. For example, the first booster you unlock adds 2 hits to your normal combo chain, which you can equip via the menus to suit your playstyle. This serves to add a lot fo replay value, as there is also Survival Mode to test your combat prowess, as well as a local VS mode to test your friendships. ;)

The puzzles in the game involve the use of an Eagle which accompanies the player throughout the levels. It can move objects such as switches and weights to open doors, distract enemies barring your path, and pick up out-of-reach health globes. It can also move into areas unreachable by the player, which is used in clever ways to break up sections between combat.

Platforming in the game is unique, as well, in that there is no dedicated jump button. Instead, the player character jumps automatically by leaping off of ledges, making timing important for crossing pitfalls.

All in all, I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes a challenge, anyone who likes a minimalist art style with a beautiful aesthetic, and anyone who likes feeling like a total badass ninja. This Early Access game is already excellent, especially for the asking price, and I only see it getting better as the developers have been very active in responding to feedback.
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BrokenGrimm
1.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16
I recommend Armed with Wings: Rearmed! It's a simple game and the controls are easy to play and use. I played it at 'Avcon' and I met the developers and he talked about the game and I gave it a try, then i found that I really enjoyed it! So the first thing i did when i got home was download it. It's an simple and fun game that has really cool graphics and it's easy to play on both keyboard and contoller. It's a addictive game and can both be enjoyed as a single player or with a friend! :)
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lucanaki
30.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
This game is awesome. I have always been an armed wih wings fan, and this game goes above and beyond the entire series. More boosters, playable boss, awesome art and music, this game is outstanding!
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CAT OVERLING
6.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
This game was one of the first games I bought on steam, I thought it looked a lot like limbo and the art style and animation was interesting to look at.

I play this game every once and awhile and continue to enjoy it even now.

The game gets updated regularly and new content is added each time changing how the game is played, the game is extremely polished considering it is an Early Access game. The game has controller support which in my opinion makes it more fun to play as I am mainly a console gamer. The boosters that are added are very interesting and diffrent and affect the game in diffrent ways allowing diffrent play styles, as well as abilities that allow speed runners to complete the game quickly.

This game is absolutly worth the money atm, and I am extremely excited to see how the game will be finished.

There are only a few things that may need changing but they do not directly affect how the game is played, that being boosters that are activated by pressing a button can be stacked which causes some chaos but still work fine.

I love this game to death and it is SO much fun to play
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 12
Rearmed is a great purchase for fans of the series and newcomers alike. The combat is smooth and dynamic with several possibilities, combining some of the best elements from previous games. The art is fantastic as always and the levels are often a mix of desolate wastelands and intricate structures. There are a few puzzle aspects, but they tend to provide a break from combat rather than an alternative to it. As you progress through the game, you unlock new weapons and abilities (of which there are probably near 100) that make the game easier for different playstyles.

Currently the game has 40 levels in the story mode as well as a few survival maps. There is also a "Futile" difficulty for players who don't find the base game challenging enough. A local multiplayer is also in the works with the option to challenge a friend as either Lone Warrior or Vandheer Lorde himself. In addition to all this, the game is still being developed (by a single developer, even) and will continue to improve up through its release.

I would easily recommend this game to any veterans of the series, and the $8 price tag is definitely worth it. If you haven't played an Armed with Wings game before, I encourage you to try out some of them, such as Armed with Wings 3 and Culmination, before buying it. The style of Rearmed is very similar but it vastly improves on most of the other games' mechanics. You can play all of the original games on the Sun-Studios website.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
Although it seems to be stuck in Early Access, it's still fun to play and sort of does feel like a finished game, albeit with a few setbacks.

I'm not sure if there was any updates since I last played the game, but the menu was a little bit lacking. I tried to check the gamepad controls and it wasn't even an option. (you could use it, but not know which button is which).

Small issue, fun game! Play with gamepad!
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45 of 46 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 1, 2015
I remember the day I played the original Armed with Wings game. I sat down at my comuter and loaded up my favorite flash game explorer site and came upon a game which I thought looked rather interesting. This was a few years ago, when I was approximately 13, so I had been playing smaller-scale games that were primarily web based. The first Armed with Wings game was the best game I had ever played at the time and I had been a follower of the Armed with Wings series since.

I've played both the first and the third, not having enough time since to play the second and the alternative games. When I heard there was an Armed wtih Wings game on Steam, I had originally set my hopes rather low. I thought to myself, "Are they really putting such simple games on Steam for money? Is that what the state of the world is doing to our gaming community?" but this is well worth the price. I spent hours on end playing this game until I had every upgrade, and I still find myself loading this game up once a week and dumping an hour of my extremely busy life into it. This game definitely exceeds every single one of my expectations and is currently one of my favorite pasttimes, even though it's still fairly into development.

I'm given an option to recommend this game, but honestly, I'm to the point where I just want to buy it and send it to all of my friends. Would definitely rate 5/5.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
49.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 25
If you've played any of the other Armed With Wings games, you wont regret your purchase.
It's literally every great thing about the others in the series, and it's not even complete yet.


If you haven't played any of them, here's a very convenient list:

Armed with Wings
Armed with Wings 2
Red Moon, prequel to AwW3
Armed with Wings 3 and finally,
Armed with Wings: Culmination

I recommend playing the 3rd one first; it's a nice gateway into the games.



This series has a very special place in my heart, and if you're into hack n slash you'll likely love it too.
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30, 2015
Disclaimer: Review code was provided by developer.
Playing the role of an unnamed hero summoned into the world of Black Mist by power of the gods. You are given the title of Armed with Wings and extraordinary strength, sole job being to defend the world against the onset of darkness brought by Tyrant King Vandheer. Let there be light!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSShPKaJ_qs
Gameplay wise it's rather simple but aesthetically just beautiful, both artwork and soundtrack. Side-scrolling 2d platformer at it's core with some basic puzzle elements. Most of the puzzles involved use of your bird with simple timing and logic so it's certainly not a dealbreaker for people who detest them. Had strong flashbacks to Prince of Persia and similar games during my gametime.

Currently contains an endless survival mode and story with 26 levels, which can be finished in about 30minutes on normal difficulty after a few unsuccessful runs. Completing a run rewarded points for enemies killed, progression made and time taken. These points automatically unlock new upgrades for your character to further decrease the difficulty in future. Some of these included a range of weapons, increased combo counter and passive speed boosts. Did find the game a little on the easy side already, so once unlocked it really became a walk in the park which was unfortunate.

Most of want I want to see added is already planned. Including new levels, characters, weapons and higher difficulty modes. Personally I think increasing the difficulty should be a priority along with adding some new attack combinations for the other buttons available, since A, A, A became a little dull. With that said it's worth at least shortlisting. Overall I enjoyed my time spent playing, just needs a little more fleshing out and that's where the community feedback comes in. Cheers folks. :)
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 5, 2015
Played 'Armed with Winds: Rearmed' at PAX Aus. Loved it from first sight; I played the survival mode, so I was thrown into the 'deep end'. The controls are tight and easy to get used to, artwork is simply amazing and suits the game, sounds and music also slot in seamlessly, story is fairly good and easy to follow.

Overall, 'Armed with Wings: Rearmed' is an amazing game that demonstrates an in-depth combat system and a few short and interesting puzzles through the story. Not to mention the extremly addictive 'survival' horde-mode. Great game, hope the Developers continue to make it awesome!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 1, 2015
Having played the original Armed With Wings and its sequels as a kid, I was really excited when this was greenlit for Steam. I always wondered how a small 30min or so flash game would fare and what kind of final product the developers could create.

I gotta say, the final result exceeded my expectations.

SPOILERS BELOW (Though really, the original game has been out for so long that it really doesn't matter)

The lore behind the first game and its sequels really created a lot of creative potential in expanding the idea of this game. Now that I think about, the gameplay in the original Armed With Wings was a lot less dynamic then its successors. It got to the point where I was confused at how the Lone Warrior was able to defeat Vandheer when he was so powerful in the 2nd game.

The developers have really enhanced the gameplay to include a lot of abilities which couldn't be accessed in the original game and have made battles a lot more exciting in Rearmed. The use of an EXP type system also offers a form of reward system in the form of new weapons and abilities which definitely enticed me to play the story mode more than once consecutively. This game isn't overly difficult nor hard to adapt to but some of the puzzles may be a bit confusing and fighting multiple enemies at once early in the game may pose as a challenge.

The game's survival mode has also been a lot of fun. It was difficult to get into at first but after several rounds, I was desperately holding onto that last bit of hope that I would make it to the end of every round. Definitely something to keep me occupied when I'm looking for something simple and fun.

The art and visual effects of this game are done simply but definitely done right. Though they may not seem like much on the outside, the backgrounds definitely bring the game's world to life and set the atmosphere in whichever area the player is in.

Audio was very fitting for all of the levels and seemed to build the intensity of the battles quite well.

Overall, this was definitely a huge step up from the original flash game which I knew and loved as a kid. Props to you Sun Studios.

For those who have played the original, I really do recommend this game. For those who haven't, it would depend on you . I will warn you, it is a very short game. I've only played for just over 2 hours but I've already unlocked all of the content and beaten the story mode three times (Mind you, it got exponentially easier each time). However, the game's survival mode will definitely make up for the current small amount of content. Also, this game will be readying up for new content in its next major update with new playable characters, weapons, abilities and missions so this is not the full game at the current stage.

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 25
Armed with wings is a flash game which I remember playing when I was young and innocent. It satisfied my cravings for anime style lone warrior ridding the world of evil. Now that it is out on steam, I cant wait to get my hands on it and to reexperience the game. And it is so worth the purchase. Made by a single person, this game reminds me of my childhood and it is infused with sword fighting goodness and excellent artstyle. The animation is fluid, the gameplay is smooth and the developer is active in updating the game. I highly recommend this game and it is on par with many excellent platforming games out there, if not better. Well, steam community, I request your help to bring this game to the spotlight it deserves, cause I dont know how. Well done!!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31, 2015
This is one impressive game. Even as an early release game.

The art is fluid and beautifully stylized. The music enhances the gameplay experience.

There are currently only 29 levels available for story mode. These feel like the first third or first act of an epic storyline.

I was able to completely unlock all of the available weapons and enhancements as well as beat the existing story mode after about 4 hours of gameplay.

Survival mode is capable of some very intense combat and is a good way to increase your score to unlock weapons and enhancements.

As it is, once this game is completed and out of early release it will most likely be well worth the price tag of $ 8USD. I am hopeful that there will be another 20-70 levels for story mode. I am excited to see what other weapons and enhancements the creators put in the game.

The only problems I had were after extended time playing the game, it became sluggish and the character would freeze in a random pose when I hit various inspecific button combinations. There was no way to get the character out of this freeze without exiting the level or at worst restarting the game. I am hopeful that the RAM problems and freezes will be addressed and I look forward to the final product.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 7, 2015
I remember when I was just a kid, I would just simply go online and look around for simple flash games to play on websites such as y8 / newgrounds / miniclip. One day, I stumbled upon the first armed with wings, it was one of the best flash games I have ever played and since then I have been an avid follower of the series. The game had an interesting premise and the story was g8 m8! Combat was engaging and fun to play around with, it was and still is a 2D great platformer with a solid soundtrack. So when the game eventually made its way to steam and got greenlit, I immediately hopped aboard. It is definitely worth its low price considering that the game is still under-development and there is still going to be more content coming out.

Now on to the game itself, Armed With Wings: Rearmed is made by a single developer (D-Sun), that just speaks loads about the amount of effort that this man had to put in to make this game. It's art, soundtrack, gameplay and everything else is drawn up by one game and considering all the other games before this, there has been years and years of thinking and hardwork has been put into this one series of games.

The game is engaging, there is now a point system that has been put into the game to allow you to unlock new weapons and abilities, where you obtain said points by combo hitting enemies, this really help with keeping the combat engaging and allows less room for errors as well as making combat just simply more fun as there are multitudes of way you can whoop some ♥♥♥ and, the combat is simply smooth and fluid. The soundtrack might be simple but it just works out fine and adds to the charm of the game. The story is a continuation of the previous Armed With Wings (If you a fan). The games just exceeds all expectations and the developer is just simply great, I cannot wait to see what else that can be added to this game to make it more awesome.(As this is an early access game there are some bugs I have encountered that had me restarting the game but as of now nothing big.) If you are a fan of the series what are you waiting for? I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun and intriguing 2D platformer as well.
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