Assault Suits Valken Declassified battles its way onto the Nintendo Switch in March

Classic mecha action is heading to the Nintendo Switch on March 30th, 2023 in the form of Assault Suits Valken Declassified, an unedited and uncensored localization of the original 1992 Super Nintendo/Super Famicon classic. Assault Suits Valken Declassified will feature a recreated and translated version of the original 80-page Japanese guidebook, along with never-before-seen artwork and more. You can check out a trailer above and read below for more details:

Tokyo, Japan (Feb. 20, 2023) – New video game company Rainmaker Productions today announced Assault Suits Valken Declassified, an unedited and uncensored localization of the original Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) mecha action classic. Produced in collaboration with M2 Co., Ltd., the re-release will also feature a recreated and translated version of the original 80-page Assault Suits Valken Japanese guidebook, an onslaught of both brand-new and never-before-seen artwork and more. Assault Suits Valken Declassified will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch for $24.99 USD on March 30, 2023.

To celebrate the announcement of Assault Suits Valken Declassified, Rainmaker Productions and M2 have further released a trailer showcasing both the title’s iconically retro gameplay and brand-new content additions, which (can be seen above).

Originally released for the Super Famicom/SNES in 1992, Assault Suits Valken takes place in a future where two governments are at war over both Earth’s dwindling natural resources and the territorial rights to its moon. Assuming the role of soldier Jake Brain, players will pilot his classic mecha through a variety of challenging 2D run-and-gun missions as they seek to fulfil Jake’s objective of destroying the opposing government’s most powerful extraterrestrial weapon — Bildvorg.

“While Assault Suits Valken was given a Western release back in the 90s as Cybernator, this version was heavily edited and censored, meaning English-speaking gamers have never been able to appreciate the game fully — until now,” said Joseph Chou, CEO. “Assault Suits Valken Declassified aims to correct that oversight by not only offering a faithful and uncompromised localization of the original game, but also new artwork from character designer Satoshi Urushihara and an exclusive interview with Satoshi Nakai, the previously unknown designer of game’s titular mecha.”

A full list of new features and bonus content available as part of Assault Suits Valken Declassified can be found below:

*Unedited and uncensored version of Assaults Suits Valken with a new English translation.

*New recreation of the 80-page Japanese Guidebook translated into English.
*Inclusion of both the arranged and game soundtracks.
*New interview with Satoshi Nakai about the original game’s mecha design.
*New artwork by Satoshi Urusihihara, the original game’s character designer.
*New “Retro Color” screen filter, along with regular CRT and scanlines options.
*Super Play of the game with its “good ending”.
*Save/Load states as well as Replay record and playback functionality.

For more information about Assault Suits Valken Declassified, please visit the official website, join the conversation on Twitter or follow Rainmaker Productions on Facebook.

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