Slain: Back from Hell. A heavy metal inspired arcade combat with puzzle elements and gore galore. Stunning visuals and true old school gameplay accompanied by the most metal soundtrack you've ever heard.
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Mostly Positive (38) - 73% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Mar 24, 2016

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November 18

Valfaris post: New level reveal – The Tombs

Greetings, followers of the V!

The delivery of new Valfaris code from the dev dudes at Steel Mantis (aka Andrew Gilmour and Thomas Jenns) is always cause for wild excitement and frantic plugging-in of game pads at Digital Uppercut HQ, but the latest build prompted even more crazy-eyed rejoicing than normal as it included not one but TWO brand new work-in-progress levels for us to check out.

I can't reveal too much – I've been fitted with a special collar that will cause my head to explode if I start divulging secrets – but what I can say without fear of my brain going blastwards is that it's all looking pretty effin' sweet.

But don't take my word for it! Glance your eyes downwards and behold... *activates dry ice and strobe lighting*... THE TOMBS.

Hell YES it looks good! And here's an early tip you can have for free: see that stone dude with the giant fists made of solid, bone-crushing rock? Yeah, he's not your friend.

So that's a first look at The Tombs. What about the other new level? Well, don't tell anyone I told you because it's still top secret, but it's called the Sp...*increasingly rapid beeping sound*...


Matt | Digital Uppercut

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September 30

Valfaris post: Cyber city looking pretty (in an insanely metal way, of course)

Brace for impact! Hot new Valfaris GIFs INCOMING!

The dev team at Steel Mantis is busy building and populating the floating fortress of Valfaris and, oh boy, things are coming along very nicely indeed.

Check out the cityscape spires silhouetted by that brilliant orange sun:

It's a pretty picture, for sure, but let's not ignore all the skulls, bones, blood, and other trademark gothic touches in the foreground that are keeping things METAL!

And check out how formidable this Drone Master looks:

As if its sheer size isn't terrifying enough, this armor-clad bad-ass appears to be armed with a weapon that's twice as big as Therion and its pincer-fist looks like the perfect tool for dismembering human flesh-bags.


That's all for now. We hope you like what you see.

More updates soon, but in the meantime, keep it metal.

Matt | Digital Uppercut

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“The landscapes are beautifully drawn, as are the monstrous inhabitants of this forsaken land; but it’s the animation of Slain that is truly amazing”
9/10 – GameSpew

“The best Castlevania game in years...Slain is a fun retro platformer with a slick combat system, great visuals, and a killer soundtrack.”
8/10 – Gaming Trend

“Slain: Back from Hell is an addictive platform game forged in heavy metal culture.”
8/10 –

About This Game

Slain: Back from Hell

You control the fate of Bathoryn, a doomed hero in a Gothic world, who seeks to liberate six cursed realms from six deadly overlords.

He must battle his way through this blighted land, packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) into a stronghold, all the while defeating fiendish traps and vile monsters alike.

At the heart of every domain Bathoryn will confront a mighty foe - defeat it and his quest continues to its ultimate destiny. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades. And you will fail…

There are 3 key areas to be mastered in order to vanquish Slain: Back from Hell.

- Learn to wield 3 deadly elemental weapons, each one exploiting weaknesses in different enemy types. Each has a different combo, timing and use. Mastering quick switching between weapons is the path to victory!
- Glean the placement and timings of enemies and booby traps.
- Generate, conserve and unleash your Mana wisely.

Accompanied by the heavy metal visuals is an even heavier metal soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant (formally of Celtic Frost).

  • Challenging ‘elemental’- based melee and magical combat
  • 6 hours of bone-crushing, metal-fueled mayhem & gore
  • Choose from 3 unique weapons in your fight against the demon hordes.
  • Full soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant formally of Celtic Frost. \m/
  • Cunningly concealed secrets (shhh).
  • Boss fights, mini-boss fights, sub-mini- boss fights & macro-sub- mini-boss fights.
  • No laborious levelling, no tedious grinding, no wimpy crafting!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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