Slain! is Reborn With a Complete Overhaul, New Features

Throwback platforming / action game Slain! had a cult following prior to its launch earlier this year. However, the game released and was generally panned by fans and critics alike.

Now, the developer has re-launched the game as Slain: Back From Hell, and its already available on Steam for $12.99. New features with this re-release include three new bosses, combat tweaks and changes, and the ability to change weapons while moving. You can read the full list of changes here.

Featured above, you can view the game’s new relaunch trailer.

The game reportedly has a complete overhaul, with the “difficulty curve has been completely re-calibrated”, checkpoints having been “re-regulated to allay difficulty spikes”, and finally, enemy AI has been retooled to enable “more complex and challenging behaviours for nearly all enemies”.

We reviewed Slain! and weren’t too fond of it – would you like to see us give the game another chance? Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. PenguinPlayer
    August 2, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Overhauls may help this game, but does it still has that glorious non-ending?

  2. Demetirus
    August 2, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I’d be curious if anything is improved in this edition as it was your review that helped me decide to not buy this. I was pretty interested prior to your review.

  3. Jack
    August 2, 2016 at 11:09 am

    that looks pretty metal

  4. R.Hoffmann
    August 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

    It’s not a bug, its a feature? ;-P

  5. R.Hoffmann
    August 2, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Nope, it even gets a final boss now

  6. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    August 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Hopefully second time’s the charm. This game has serious potential to be something good.

    Also yes, I would like to see a re-review

  7. Alex Drake
    Alex Drake
    August 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Would definitely like to see a revisit review for this one.

  8. Random Dude
    Random Dude
    August 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Hopefully with working credits this time.

  9. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    August 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I wouldn’t mind a small updated review and comparison. I’m still really interested in the game from an audio and visual standpoint, but I was hesitant to give it a try based on it coming up short in other aspects. I’d like to see if that was rectified.

  10. sanic
    August 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I still don’t know what they were thinking with that ending, they think they was m night shamalala or something?

  11. Extrange
    August 3, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I still have nightmares from reviewing it…

  12. SiliconNooB
    August 6, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I wonder how this compares to the original. I love the presentation.