Edia and Nintendo have just put up a Nintendo Store page for Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection, allowing people with a Japanese account to pre-order a digital version of the compilation. The collection costs 5,280 yen (~$46).
This compilation will consist of ports from the PC Engine releases of Valis: The Fantasm Soldier, Valis II, and Valis III. The store page mentions that it will include features, such as saving anywhere and instantly rewinding a gameplay segment to recover from mistakes. The collection will also have sound and visual gallery modes. It will only take up 315 MB of space on the Nintendo console.
However, the store page also indicates that this collection will only support the Japanese language. Coincidentally, Super Valis IV will appear on the Western Switch scene as part of the December 2020 Nintendo Switch Online collection. And yet, Edia has not included the fourth game in this Japanese compilation.
Edia previously held a crowdfunding session for the Switch ports of the first three Valis games in June 2021. People in Japan could pledge 4,000 yen to obtain a digital version code. The company also opened public pre-orders for the physical release in August 2021.
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection will release for Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 9, 2021. The release date of this compilation will coincide with the series’ 35th anniversary.