Heaven’s Vault, which we reviewed on the Nintendo Switch a while ago, is getting a physical release! More details in the official press release below:
Decipher an ancient language and sail the rivers of space in this award-winning narrative adventure
Stuttgart, Germany – 9 June 2022 – Strictly Limited Games is delighted to announce that they will publish an exclusive limited edition release of the critically-acclaimed Heaven’s Vault for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4), in partnership with the award-winning developers at inkle. Praised for its narrative depth and gameplay around exploration and deciphering an ancient language, Heaven’s Vault is already a timeless classic. The boxed release now secures a permanent physical legacy for Heaven’s Vault and includes unique collectibles transcribed with never-before-seen Ancient text, well-aligned with the theme of archaeology in the game. Pre-orders will kick off on June 12th, at 12 AM CEST (midnight) only at Strictly Limited Games.
Nominated for the BAFTA, winner of the Independent Games Festival in the category “Best Narrative” and honored several times as one of the top 10 games of 2019 (The New Yorker, Mashable, GamesIndustry.biz), Heaven’s Vault is an adventure game unlike any other. Every choice counts, as the adaptive narrative reacts to your decisions and the game expands on every replay, unlocking deeper secrets.
About Heaven’s Vault:
Welcome to the Nebula: a strange network of moons linked by rivers in space, where ancient robots coexist with humans. Its ancient history has long been forgotten and only fragments remain, written in a lost hieroglyphic language. Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six on a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of the world and to the ancient secret of Heaven’s Vault.
Ancient, the hieroglyphic language at the center of Heaven’s Vault, is a full language created for the game that consists of around 3,000 words. A language that an active fan community is continually discovering, discussing, and even expanding beyond the scope of the game. But it’s not only the language that makes Heaven’s Vault special. Progress through the game in any order you choose; the game’s fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery, and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and whose attitudes toward you will change based on how you act. Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you risk? You will have to decide for yourself!
- Find artifacts and translate their hieroglyphic inscriptions to piece together the history of the world.
- Make tough decisions and interact with a large cast of characters who remember everything you say.
- Sail Aliya’s ship, the Nightingale, through an open world of fast-flowing space rivers and lost moons.
- Freely explore a variety of locations, from ruined palaces to desert moons, market towns, and farming villages.
- Marvel at the unique art style, blending beautiful hand-drawn 2D art with 3D environments.
- Play it again – Heaven’s Vault is highly replayable thanks to massively flexible choice-driven gameplay and translation puzzles that expand on every playthrough, revealing new secrets.
Check out the trailer to learn more about the game.
The two unique limited editions for Heaven’s Vault are available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.
The Limited Edition is limited to 1,900 copies for Nintendo Switch and 900 for PS4, at a price of 29.99€, including a colorful game manual.
The Special Limited Edition is limited to 900 copies for Nintendo Switch and 400 for PS4, for 49.99€, including lots of additional collectibles:
- Special Limited Edition Box
- Colorful Game Manual
- Original Soundtrack with previously unreleased bonus tracks
- 10 Puzzle Cards
- Timeline of the Nebula
- Archaeologist’s Notebook
- 4 transparent Stickers
Both editions can also be purchased as an exclusive bundle with the two official Heaven’s Vault novels by Jon Ingold, inkle’s narrative director. Only 100 of these bundles will be available for Nintendo Switch and PS4 respectively.