Produced in collaboration with M2, this is “an unedited and uncensored localisation of the original Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) mecha action classic.”
The game’s re-release will also include a recreated and translated version of the original 80-page Assault Suits Valken Japanese guidebook, promising “an onslaught of both brand-new and never-before-seen artwork and more.”
Set in a far-flung future where two governments are at war over Earth’s dwindling natural resources and the territorial rights to its orbiting moon, you play as mecha pilot Jake Brain who must overcome challenging 2D run-and-gun missions to destroy 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,” explains Rainmaker Productions CEO Joseph Chou.
“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 [the] game’s titular mecha.”
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features and bonus content as 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.
Assault Suits Valken Declassified will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 30th March 2023.