The pixelated retro adventure will launch in Spring 2022

Madrid, Spain, October 2021 – Working in partnership with publisher Dear Villagers (The Forgotten City, ScourgeBringer), indie studio Retro Forge Games has announced that their debut ‘Souldiers’ will be released on Switch as well as PC, with a launch planned for Spring 2022. To celebrate the announcement they also published a full game reveal trailer. 

Souldiers wraps Metroidvania exploration, crunchy Soulslike, and precision platforming into one gorgeous pixelated package. Players take on the role of either scout, caster, or archer, battling for freedom in Terragaya, a mystical land on the border between life and death.

Outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, upgrade your character, and explore every corner of a dazzling, intricate 16-bit world. Souldiers is a handcrafted retro epic for the ages.

‘Retro Forge was born out of a love for all things classic and nostalgic,’ said Alberto Hernández, creative director at Retro Forge. ‘Souldiers is like our personal tribute to the games we all grew up with. I can’t wait for more people to see it!’

Souldiers is shaping up to be a super special part of our catalog,’ said Guillaume Jamet, head of publishing at Dear Villagers. ‘It’s beautiful and engrossing. I feel very fortunate to be working with such talented folks.’



    • Choose your class: Unleash the fury of your sword with the scout, summon the wrath of elements with the caster, or rain down arrows on your foes with the archer.
    • Gripping combat: Slash, parry and dodge your way through an ever evolving roster of enemies, upgrading your skills and equipment to find a combat style that’s perfect for you.
  • An interconnected world: Discover a sprawling handcrafted landscape filled with treasures, tough-as-nails bosses and secrepathways. 
  • 16-bit sensation: Terragaya comes to life with vibrant world-class pixel art packed to the brim with details.
  • Smart moves: Solve environmental puzzles and leap from place to place using an ever-expanding moveset.


About Retro Forge Games

Based in Madrid, Retro Forge Games is a six person team of veteran gamemakers from across the industry. Their debut title Souldiers is due for release in Spring 2022. 

About Dear Villagers

Dear Villagers is a publishing label of Plug In Digital. It’s a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and focus on bringing unique single player experiences to players on PC and console, experiences that will stay with them long after the credits roll. Dear Villager’s line-up includes the award-winning The Forgotten City, The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk, ScourgeBringer and Edge Of Eternity.