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Kalypso Media Announces Alien Spidy – A New Platformer With Bite

Posted by on August 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Flying saucers full of spiders? Yikes!

See what I did there? Kalypso Media dropped us a press release today, in which they showed us their upcoming platformer called Alien Spidy, a side-scrolling festival of 8 legged goodness which, to me, looks amazing!

We have a trailer which you can catch at the end of this article and a little bit of information about the game. We don’t have a whole lot at this point but I can tell you that from what I’ve seen, this thing is going to be a fun and funny journey back to the days when the platformer was king of the hill and having great run, jump, run, jump, wait, jump, run skills meant the difference between having a blast and shooting the television.

From looking at the trailer and reading the press release, it would seen that our little spider-buddy has crash landed on Earth and is looking for his partner and parts from his ship. Alien Spidyy is slated for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, Mac, and Windows PC in North America this fall.

Here’s what developer Kalypso Media had to say about the upcoming title.

Alien Spidy engages players to step into the web of an intelligent alien spider whose space ship has crash landed on Earth. In order to escape, Spidy must rescue his female companion, Virgi, and collect the lost parts of his craft. Alien Spidy’s unique web-swinging mechanics and beautifully illustrated environments make the game accessible to gamers of all ages, but it’s the game’s increasingly tough levels that are likely to engage hardcore players.

“We believe Alien Spidy is a gem of a game,” said Jonathan Hales, Managing Director, Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. “With its quirky lead character and broad accessibility, this title is extremely fun to play for any age. As players get deeper into the later levels, however, they’ll find it gets tougher. We really want to challenge the hardcore gamers.”

Spanning more than 60 levels and three distinct landscapes, Alien Spidy takes gamers deep into the treacherous world of insects, zooming down into the cover growth of forests, the tricky Lilli pads of ponds, and the echoing darkness of caves. Each level is crawling with a variety of enemies large and small, landscapes filled with tricks and traps, and surprises to boot.

I don’t know about you but I’m going to be checking this one out for sure. Meanwhile, check out the trailer below!

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