Brutal Action/Platformer Slain! Delayed to March Because It’s… Too Difficult

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When a game is delayed, it’s typically because the developer or publisher saw that it needed further polish – it’s rare to see a game delayed because it’s impossibly difficult.

This seems to be the case with Slain!, as developer Wolf Brew Games confirmed the delay on their Steam page. The game was originally set for a PC release on December 9th of last year – only to be delayed to January 27th. Now it’s been pushed to March 24th.

“The game needs a few last tweaks because right now no mortal man or woman could possibly get past Slain!’s intense platforming, traps and monstrosities,” said Wolf Brew Games. This appears to have only come up now through recent playtesting of the game.

Slain! is also heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U, with a targeted April 2016 release window that still hasn’t changed.

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  1. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    January 21, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Oh I thought they meant it was too hard to make.
    Nah I think people will be fine. If people suck too hard then they suck too hard.

  2. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 21, 2016 at 9:44 am

    > u gaiz our gaem is 3hard5u

  3. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    January 21, 2016 at 10:09 am

    >no really we’re doing you a favor,this game is just TOO HARD,too metal and brutal to be played

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I’m really tired of games trying to market themselves as being “so hard you guys”

  5. Taiga Gao
    Taiga Gao
    January 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

    You reminded me we are never getting another Itagaki Ninja Gaiden ;_;

  6. Nin
    January 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Bah, make it harder for Nightmare mode.

  7. orbo
    January 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    This is why you have people play test your games.
    Everyone thinks their games/hacks/rpg maker/whatever is fair and balanced.
    They made it! Of course they know how to beat it with ease.

    Your game is never as easy as you think it is unless you made intentionally really easy.

  8. ReaperX30
    January 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Wasn’t this supposed to be on Vita at some point? Anyway this type of game is perfect for handhelds.

  9. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I was already tired of it when Dark Souls did it. It really hurt the game in my opinion because it was reduced to just being hard when it had a pretty cool way to handle lore that was so much more interesting than its difficulty.

  10. GrimFate
    January 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Maybe if mainstream games weren’t getting easier and easier, this wouldn’t happen. Personally I’m glad there are people making games that actually challenge you. (Not that I’m a fan of “punishing difficulty” games.)