Explore a mysterious planet in forma.8, coming to PS4 and PS Vita on 23rd February

Metroidvania sci-fi adventure offers distinct graphical style, Cross Buy, limited physical release

Hi PlayStation gamers, it’s Mauro Fanelli from indie studio MixedBag here, and I’m super proud to finally be able to announce the (drum roll… ) release date of our one-of-a-kind metroidvania forma.8!

forma.8 is a project we’re really attached to. It’s the first game we started working on when MixedBag was only a two person team and it was our dream project from the get go: a huge 2D action adventure full of clever gameplay ideas and presented in a striking visual style.

Needless to say, development took a lot more time than we anticipated. We announced the game in 2013, aiming to launch in 2014. It’s now 2017, so go figure. We had ups and lows. We worked on and launched other games in the meantime. The team grew in size as the project scope increased. We added a lot of stuff. We scrapped a lot of stuff, always aiming to deliver ‘the best game possible’.

We poured our hearts and souls in forma.8, and we are so happy to announce that our dream game will finally be available on PlayStation Store on 23rd February, for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Fully supporting Cross Buy, of course.


As the small exploration probe forma.8, you’re stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late. And not everything is what it seems…

forma.8 offers all the gameplay hooks of the classic metroidvania formula: a huge world to explore, a unique control system, power ups to collect to unlock new zones, enemies to fight, puzzle to solve, a cryptic story and huge bosses. All presented with unique visuals: using a combination of lovely hand drawn vector graphics, 3D characters and high resolution and antialiasing to bring the world of forma.8 to life, in silky smooth 60 frames per second.


Last but not least, we’re partnering again with the awesome folks at Limited Run Games to bring you a super limited physical edition of forma.8, for both PS4 and PS Vita! The physical version will be available in very limited quantities at a later date and will be sold exclusively through the website.

Hope you dig the covers!


A warm thank you from the MixedBag team for the continued support, and see you on 23rd February on PlayStation Store. I’ll be hanging around in the comment section below, ready to answer you questions.

3 Author replies

I’ll have both of them. I’ll buy digital for vita as well. Looks awesome

Forgot to ask what’s the trophy breakdown?


Hi there! The game will have a Platinum trophy, and it’s a very hard one to get… :)


This will looks good in my Vita! LMR Vita physical edition, YEEEEEEAH!

Looks super interesting :) I thought my Vita was about to start collecting dust but may get it out for this.

You say the platinum is hard, what about just completing the game?


Thanks! We love PSVita and will keep supporting it!

We tried to balance the difficulty level of the game so everyone will be able to finish it, but the game sure require commitments… :)

Gee thanks yet another game gets another stupid ‘Limited Run’ physical release…..very Nintendo-esque price gougers dream come true. Thanks but no thanks.

How’s the price? btw. im going to buy this on the first day of the release. I really like these type of game, do you have other games?


Hi! It’ll be 14.99€, with a launch discount for PSPlus members, cross buy PS4 / PSVita!

Hello! Oh.. that’s sounds good!

I see

I do love me a Metroidvania (I say that but I have neither played Metroid or Castlevania)

Looks a bit like Kyntt Underground (a wonderful game)

Will keep this on my watch list

pmf (I am the owl)

cant wait!!!

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