Slain!

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Slain!
Developer(s)Wolf Brew Games
Release24 March 2016
Genre(s)Action, platform

Slain! is an action/platformer video game developed by Wolf Brew Games.[1] The game was received negatively at launch, prompted the developers to overhaul and relaunch the game under the title Slain: Back from Hell; the latter version had a better reception.

Gameplay[edit]

Slain! is an action, platformer video game in the style of the retro 16-bit era, shares similarities in tone and design to the Castlevania series, with elements of medieval Gothic architecture and Heavy Metal.

Development[edit]

Slain! was developed by Wolf Brew Games.[1] The game was initially scheduled to be released in late 2015, but was delayed to 24 March 2016.[1] Due to the negative reception of Slain!, the game was overhauled and relaunched as Slain: Back from Hell on 2 August 2016.[2] It was released on the Nintendo Switch, in North America and Europe on December 7, 2017, and in Japan on March 1, 2018.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

Slain!
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic40/100[5]
Slain: Back from Hell
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic74/100[6]
66/100[7]
69/100[8]

Slain! early launch received "generally unfavourable" reviews from professional critics according to review aggregator website Metacritic.[5]Slain: Back from Hell was received more favourably by professional critics.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Prescott, Shaun (20 January 2016). "Heavy metal platformer Slain! has been delayed". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. ^ Prescott, Shaun (2 August 2016). "Slain! is reborn following a poorly received launch". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Slain: Back From Hell". Nintendo Japan. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Slain: Back From Hell". Nintendo of America. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Slain! for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Slain: Back from Hell for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Slain: Back from Hell for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Slain: Back from Hell for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.