E3 2017: Unto The End and Valfaris to Hit 2018 With a Digital Uppercut Indie Combo

Independent publisher Digital Uppercut has rocked E3 with announcements and trailers for a pair of the studio’s first titles. Both look pretty damn outstanding, if I do say so myself.

Let’s start with Unto The End by developer 2 Ton Studios, a 2D cinematic action-adventure game said to be inspired by an eclectic mix of titles primarily including Limbo and Inside crossed with Punch-Out, plus other games like Bushido Blade and For Honor. Through skill-based sword combat, you will fight various creatures and explore a beautiful yet unforgiving wilderness environment on a vengeful quest to slay the beast that slaughtered your family.

Unto The End is tracking toward a 2018 release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Pay a visit to the Steam page if you’d like to add the game on your wishlist.

Digital Uppercut’s next production is Valfaris from Steel Mantis, a new indie shop founded by a team of two developers previously responsible for Slain: Back From Hell, the successful reincarnation of a game that endured a rather disastrous initial launch. (I featured it last year in our annual Halloween Indie Game Spooktacular.) Valfaris is going for a similar vibe, a hardcore 2D action-platformer bringing together heavy metal with glorious pixel art. Only this time the setting is that of a sci-fi space saga.

Valfaris, like Unto The End, will be out next year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Rock out to the reveal trailer below and then click over to the Steam page, preferably while head banging.

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