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Valiant Hearts: Coming Home — Everything We Know



To celebrate the recent collaboration with Ubisoft, Netflix will be bringing three games to its mobile platform over the course of 2023, with Valiant Hearts: Coming Home being the first to put the train in motion. But what do we actually know about this mystery project, other than the fact that it will serve as a sequel to 2014's award-winning puzzler, Valiant Hearts: The Great War? Well, quite a fair amount, as it turns out.

Now that The Game Awards has bid us farewell, we can finally cast our eyes on the countless details that the showcase let slip, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home included. So, if its recent trailer caught your eye at the December awards showcase, then be sure to read on. Here's everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming exclusive game.

What Is Valiant Hearts: Coming Home?

Valiant Hearts: Coming Home is an upcoming side-scrolling puzzle-adventure game by Ubisoft and Old Skull Games. It will serve as a sequel to 2014's Valiant Hearts: The Great War, which won Best Narrative among a slew of other accolades following its worldwide release. Unlike its predecessor, though, Coming Home will not be multi-platform, and will be available only to those who have an active subscription to Netflix.

“Set during World War I, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home is a dramatic narrative game that follows four characters in a story about friendship, survival, and sacrifice as they deal with the overwhelming impact of war,” the official blurb reads. “The game depicts part of the story of the Harlem Hellfighters, the first African-American infantry unit to fight in World War I. Like its predecessor, the gameplay features a mix of exploration, puzzles, and action. Walt, the faithful canine companion from the first game, returns to help players solve puzzles.”


In Valiant Hearts: Coming Home, players fill the boots of four unlikely soldiers, cast out on the battlefield that orbits World War I during some of the darkest days in human history. According to the blurb, the story revolves around the Harlem Hellfighters, an African-American infantry division that once became the unsung heroes during the American and European conflicts. Furthermore, Coming Home will also follow two brothers, both fighting “to survive the trenches alongside other valiant hearts desperate to find their way home.”

Characters including Walt and his furry companion will also reprise their roles in the upcoming instalment, and will serve to guide the new set of playable heroes through the trenches of some of the most famous European battles in World War I history, including the Somme and Marne.


Like The Great War, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home will be split into four playable story arcs, and will each come preloaded with a number of puzzles, unique encounters, and narrative-driven cinematics. At its heart, Coming Home will be a side-scrolling puzzle game, but with several role-playing layers nested beneath. This is, at least from what we've seen from the announcement trailer, the sequel's bread and butter as far as gameplay goes.

One thing we do know is that Valiant Hearts isn't known for its unfair difficulty spikes, nor is it known for being all that stretched out as far as storytelling goes. And so, Coming Home will no doubt feature a relatively short but immersive story-driven experience, one that doesn't rely on combat or common disadvantages to tailor its war-themed narrative. Simple, yes. Staggeringly heartbreaking and full of painfully hard to swallow truths? Absolutely.


Valiant Hearts: Coming Home was first teased at The Game Awards 2022, an annual event that was streamed on December 8th. According to Ubisoft Montpellier, the sequel is being developed by the same core team that built The Great War, which of course means a lot of its original elements will be used to construct the second chapter, including UbiArt Framework, an in-house engine that was previously used to make games such as Rayman and Just Dance.

As part of its recent collaboration with Netflix, Ubisoft will be bringing three mobile games to the platform in 2023, with Valiant Hearts: Coming Home being the first in the pipeline, and Mighty Quest for Epic Loot and Assassin's Creed being the second and third. At the time of writing, Ubisoft has put a pin on a rough “early 2023” release for the former, which could put it anywhere between January and April 2023.


Valiant Hearts: Coming Home | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix

Thanks to The Game Awards, which aired on December 8th, we do have a trailer for Valiant Hearts: Coming Home. You can see it for yourself in the embed above.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Valiant Hearts: Coming Home will be available on Android and iOS in “early 2023,” and will be exclusive to Netflix subscribers via the Netflix app. At the time of writing, neither Netflix nor Ubisoft have mentioned anything about the game coming to consoles and PC at a later date, unlike its first game, which launched on every major platform in the months following its debut.

As Valiant Hearts: Coming Home is indeed a mobile title, it does mean that there won't be any special editions outside of its bog-standard one. For more updates on Netflix's upcoming game, you can follow the official social feed here. If anything pops up in the meantime, we'll be sure to let you know right here on


So, what's your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Valiant Hearts: Coming Home? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.