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Helvetii

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Red Art Games
Developer: Team KwaKwa
Release Date: Late 2022

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'Helvetii' Also Comes To Nintendo Switch And PS4 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT

Helvetii is a character driven action/roguelite game set in Gallic Celtic Mythology where you challenge the ever-changing rot with 3 characters.

Helvetii is a 2D Action Roguelite game centered around the exploration of the ancient mythology and history of the Gaulish Helvetii tribes as well as myths from Celtic and other diverse cultures, and the adaptation of all those elements into a challenging, fast-paced modern Action game with a beautiful art style.

Around a hundred years BC, all of Gaul is far from Roman control. In the lands controlled by the Helvetii, a Roman legion was subjugated by young warchief Divico, blessed by an ancient boon brought to him from parts unknown.

However, this victory came at a great cost, as soon the result of the war chief's pact would turn into a curse; an ever spreading rot crawling through his land, and slowly corrupting his mind and heart. Monsters and cultists start appearing throughout the land, and a shadowy figure makes his move, taking advantage of the chaos he helped create.

Take control of a diverse cast of characters including a fierce young warchief, a naïve but dexterous fox-turned-man or a cunning druid wielding primitive forces, and use their unique and varied combat skills to fight your way through hordes of creatures and put an end to the rot that has taken over both the land as well as their hearts.

Combat in Helvetii takes many forms. Players will be able to create combo strings, parry enemy attacks, break their guard, juggle them in the air, throw projectiles at them, evade their more powerful attacks and even use a variety of powers which will help them get through Helvetii’s journey.


In addition to Helvetii’s digital release on the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store, 999 PS4 Standard physical editions and 500 PS4 copies of the Helvetii Original Game Soundtrack Edition will also be published by Red Art Games.

Standard and Original Game Soundtrack Edition copies will be up for preorder for €24.99 and €34.99 respectively beginning May 6th at 7PM CEST on the official Red Art Games online store.

Helvetii’s soundtrack is composed by the very talented Dale North (Sword of the Necromancer, River City Girls, Dreamscaper) in association with Scarlet Moon Productions. Vocals are provided by Emi Evans, who sang on NieR and NieR:Automata’s soundtracks.

Key Features:

  • Three unique playable characters
  • Room and power-ups are randomly redistributed at the start of each playthrough
  • Wield numerous powers bestowed upon you by primal deities
  • Carefully crafted and detailed 2D environments
  • Soundtrack composed by Dale North with vocals by Emi Evans
  • Texts in English, French, Swiss German, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese

Helvetii is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC (Steam) in late 2022.


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