Assault Suits Valken Declassified Coming to Nintendo Switch March 30

Making a return.
Making a return. Rainmaker Productions

Assault Suits Valken Declassified is launching exclusively to Nintendo Switch March 30. This is not the first time it has been made available in North America, but this upcoming version is the one asked by many fans.

The original game was titled Assault Suits Valken first released for Super Famicom/SNES back in 1992. Exciting as that was, there was one problem. That version was not only heavily edited but also censored. Because of this, it meant that English-speaking gamers couldn’t fully appreciate the game.

All of those problems won’t be present with this new version. Assault Suits Valken Declassified is pretty much the unedited and uncensored localization of the original game. This re-release was made possible by Rainmaker Productions in partnership with M2 Co., Ltd. By the way, this version not only has the game but also includes the recreated and translated version of the original 80-page Assault Suits Valken Japanese guidebook, which comes with new and never-before-seen artwork.

Going back to the game, it's set in the future where two governments are at war with each other fighting over the dwindling natural resources of Earth and territorial rights to the moon. Players take on the role of a soldier named Jake Brain. They get to pilot his classic mecha as they go through a wide range of challenging 2D run-and-gun missions. The goal is to destroy the most powerful extraterrestrial weapon of the opposing government known as the Bildvorg.

The new features and bonus content of Assault Suits Valken Declassified include:

  • 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.

In a statement, Rainmaker CEO Joseph Chou revealed that this new version hopes to correct the oversight on the original game by offering a faithful and uncompromised localization. In addition, he added that there's also new artwork from character designer Satoshi Urushihara plus an exclusive interview with Satoshi Nakai.

Assault Suits Valken Declassified is available for $24.99.

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