ReVeN, The Metroid-Inspired Action Platformer, Is Coming Along Nicely

By Eugene . February 21, 2014 . 2:29pm


ReVeN, the indie title channeling the spirit of Metroid, Crysis and Deus Ex, is funded. Additionally, the developers have shared an alpha video of how the game works. The cool bit: seeing how the re-routing of power systems will work.


Yes, you’ll have to re-route power to be able to perform abilities such as jumping higher or running faster, and even upgrade your existing abilities. This is done by using different suits—called “Gears”—in the game, each one with its own special abilities.


Part of the reason we’re intrigued is that beyond just powering up yourself, you’ll also be able to swap “gears”, or armor suits. These do different things, such as the Spark Gear’s anti-lightning effects or the Mach gear’s superspeed and jumping, and help players overcome different areas. Weapons like the Flamestrike, too, serve a purpose other than simply blowing stuff up.




ReVeN is in development for PC and Wii U. The game is planned for release in 2016, although if the team hits its stretch goal of $37,000 on Kickstarter, they’ll be able to speed development up, and release it in 2015 instead.

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  • tonyp1987

    So its coming to ps vita it says pc and wii u?

    • Chaos_Knight

      PS4 and PS Vita versions are their stretch goals.

      • tonyp1987

        Oh ok thats good I hope we can get it

        • Kyle Wakeling

          Not likely. 26hrs to go at the time of this post and the goal is 200k… we’re currently at 28k.

          • tonyp1987

            Maybe if it does well on pc it would come to ps3/ps4/ps vita

          • Mind0105A

            Vita will be awesome.

          • We are definitely going to use the money we make from the games sales to reach those stretch goals we didn’t hit during the Kickstarter! We want to see our game on the Vita and 3DS! :)

  • Scissors

    The Metroid Inspiration runs deep, the main character sort of looks like a zebesian space pirate.

    • Guest

      And the planet to explore is called XR-Keres :P

    • Earthjolly

      Lesbian space pirate da fak

      • Sperium3000

        ZEBESIAN space pirate, smart ass.

        • leingod


          • Sperium3000


        • Earthjolly

          I know idiot, I was being joking around -_____-

          • Sperium3000

            I know you were joking around, hence the “smart ass”. The problem is that it was not funny. For it to be funny, it has to make a semblance of sense.

          • Earthjolly

            Whats not funny to you might be to someone else, you are not every human being

      • Farid Belkacemi

        Thanks for the laugh :D

  • TrevHead

    Need some colour

  • Alex B.

    Will there be a Metal Gear?

  • Mind0105A


  • Lester Paredes

    I’ll buy it on vita. I play most on it because I never have the time to sit in front of a TV and play on a console. So many unfinished PS3 games… So very many…

  • Quan Chi

    ripoff does not mean inspired….
    nothing ‘personal’ about that xD


    We were having an informative discussion. But I realized you can’t change a trolls opinion. I am sure a few people will get a kick out of his off related response though.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      No you both were moving away from discussion with every post. Drop it and move on.

      • BL4CKWAT3R

        Will do Admiral!

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