January 11, 2010 - Online
September 07, 2010 - Steam
December 29, 2011 (NA)
May 10, 2012 (EU)
October 04, 2012 (AU)
October 12, 2016 (JP)
PlayStation 4, Vita
August 25, 2015 (AU, EU, NA)
November 17, 2017 (EU, NA)
January 18, 2018 (JP)
|Delisting||May 02, 2016 - Nintendo 3DS (AU, EU, NA)
February 2018 - Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Vita (AU, EU)
March 27, 2023 - Nintendo 3DS
|Relisting||August 24, 2016 - Nintendo 3DS (NA)
2016 - 2021 - Nintendo 3DS (AU, EU)
|Publisher||Nicalis (AU, EU, NA)
|Available On||Nintendo Switch (EU, NA)
PlayStation 4 (NA)
PlayStation Vita (NA)
PC (Steam, Humble Store)
Mobile (Android, iOS)
Nintendo removed VVVVVV from the Nintendo 3DS eShop no later than May 2nd, 2016 after the game was found to be used in a new homebrew/security exploit. Creator Terry Cavanagh relayed his hopes for the game’s return in a tweet after the news broke. Apparently having been patched to negate the exploit, VVVVVV returned to the North American eShop on August 24th, 2016 but may not have been relisted in Australian or European territories until later in the year.
The game was once again delisted in February of 2018 as pointed out by a submission to the site. This time the game was removed from the Australian and European eShop as well as PlayStation 4 and Vita in those same regions. VVVVVV later returned to the 3DS eShop but was not pointed out until at least November of 2021. It may have returned years earlier without notice. As of March 2022 it is still not available on PlayStation platforms outside of North America.
About the Game
There’s something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It’s a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment.
For adventurers who save the dimension, there’s still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers.
Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.