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Heart Forth, Alicia coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in early 2016

One of the final games I backed on Kickstarter has been granted a solid release window, bringing yet another another huge sigh of relief to my mind. You really have to appreciate these positive Kickstarter announcements as they come because of recent waves of bad news.

Heart Forth, Alicia is one of the highlights of my list as well, up there with the likes of Darkest Dungeon and Hyper Light Drifter. I’m not sure how developer Alonso Martin will be able to set it apart from the handful of other “metroidvania” games being developed through crowd-funding, but his graphics alone are on an entirely different level than what the competition is offering.

His marvelous use of pixels is top notch and must be seen to be believed.

In line with his campaign’s stretch goals, Martin has confirmed through PlayStation Blog that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in early 2016. No word on cross-buy options yet.

Up till May last year, I’d been the sole developer of this game for a few years. Thanks to the incredible support of the Kickstarter crowd and the outlets that covered the campaign, the game grew into a much bigger project, and it’s thanks to them that we’re able to bring the game to PS4 and PS Vita in early 2016.

Further exciting news comes in the form of bringing aboard original Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae to do a few tunes for the soundtrack!

Even the legendary Manami Matsumae (composer of Mega Man, Mighty No. 9, Shovel Knight) came aboard to produce a few tracks for the game! These past months have been one of the best things that’ve ever happened to me.

I’m so pleased that the indie market has proven to be the perfect scene for Matsumae’s musical skill set to thrive on.

Martin will also be bringing Heart Forth, Alicia to GDC 2015 this week with plans to show it off on March 4. Again, keep an eye out for this one in early 2016. We’ll keep you updated until then.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...