Signalis, a highly lauded indie survival horror title, will be released on Nintendo Switch as well as PlayStation 4 as a hard copy at the conclusion of next month. Humble Games is releasing the hard copy of Signalis in the Americas, Europe, and Australia, and each pre-order will come with a special extra gift.
One of the year’s most unexpected indie blockbusters was the film Signalis. Both players and reviewers agree that the Rose-Signalis engine nails what made survival horror games on the PlayStation 1 so memorable. Its smart riddles and nods to the PS1 era of horror games like Silent Hill as well as Resident Evil are among its strongest features, along with its dense sci-fi horror ambiance and attractive anime-like design.
Signalis was one of the most talked-about and well-received independent horror titles of 2017, and its admirers in the West have been begging for a physical release ever since. In the past, Japanese fans of Signalis had to resort to third-party marketplaces like Amazon and PlayAsia to get a physical copy of the manga. Fortunately, Rose-engine promises to publish the western prints of Signalis for Switch as well as PS4 by the conclusion of February 2023, so fans in the United States, Europe, and Australia may finally get their hands on the game.
Those who pre-order the title will also get a “lenticular memory” promotional goodie, which should serve as a fun trinket for those who are familiar with Signalis’s premise. Shops, including Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop, are currently accepting pre-orders.
SIGNALIS will release as a physical edition in NA/EU/AUS end of February 2023!
You can pre-order at local retailers now to get an exclusive "lenticular memory" bonus item ✨ pic.twitter.com/x1GUVANrEy
— Yuri Stern | SIGNALIS (@LastStarfarer) January 6, 2023
Note that the package cover for the Western version of Signalis differs from that of the Japanese edition from a year ago. Signalis’ stunning all-red casing is front and forefront on the PS4 as well as Nintendo Switch Japanese editions. The western release’s box art is identical but features a dark backdrop with various pieces of art merged together.
The creator has confirmed that the picture, decals, and emblem featured with the first Japanese print of Signalis were only available for the initial pre-order run in Japan and that they are not expected to be reprinted. If you’re a diehard fan of Signalis, you may still pick yourself a copy of the Japanese import from one of the sites listed above.
There’s little question that Signalis is worth a chance for fans of traditional survival horror or anyone curious about the game’s acclaim. There is now an “Overall Favorable” customer review for the title on Steam, as well as a Metacritic aggregate grade of 80 for the title across all systems. With its clever riddles and eerie ambiance, Signalis holds gamers on the edge of their seats for the whole of its over eight-hour playtime. While some may be put off by the game’s retro-style PS1 aesthetics, others who prefer this approach have mostly praised Signalis.