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1,001 Spikes to impale players on June 3

Indie developer Nicalis has announced that the upcoming masochistic platformer 1,001 Spikes will indeed release simultaneously on all of its intended platforms this coming Tuesday. June 3 will see 1,001 Spikes release on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Mac, as well as on Wii U and 3DS with a few caveats.

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Indie developer Nicalis has announced that the upcoming masochistic platformer 1,001 Spikes will indeed release simultaneously on all of its intended platforms this coming Tuesday. June 3 will see 1,001 Spikes release on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Mac, as well as on Wii U and 3DS with a few caveats.

Nicalis notes that the Wii U and 3DS version contain some known issues that nearly caused a last-second delay. However, Nicalis is forgoing the delay and opting to release these versions on time, noting that Nintendo will have an update ready to push out within days.

"Ultimately, we chose the latter because our fans want to play the game and we don't plan to leave our Nintendo fans behind on a game they've been patiently waiting for," Nicalis said. (via Polygon)

The delightfully 8-bit 1,001 Spikes is indeed one of those platformers where a death trap lies behind just about every corner, with players only getting 1,001 lives to complete the game. Players can opt to play the classic mode (which debuted in the Xbox Live Indie Games' original Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes) or play some new game modes with up to three friends in local co-op.

1,001 Spikes will also feature a number of hidden characters, many of whom can be seen in the trailer below. And some of them include a few cameos from across the indie gaming scene. For more on 1,001 Spikes, check out the Steam page. The game is set to release for $14.99, but owners of Cave Story+ or Nightsky will have the price slashed to $9.99, according to Nicalis.

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    May 31, 2014 3:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, 1,001 Spikes to impale players on June 3.

    Indie developer Nicalis has announced that the upcoming masochistic platformer 1,001 Spikes will indeed release simultaneously on all of its intended platforms this coming Tuesday. June 3 will see 1,001 Spikes release on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Mac, as well as on Wii U and 3DS with a few caveats.

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      May 31, 2014 3:17 PM

      I'm not a fan of the recent surge in retro-style visuals, but I actually like this. This looks like it could really be a NES game (minus the parallax scrolling)

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        May 31, 2014 3:30 PM

        I'm dying to stream this. It's on my list, for sure.

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      May 31, 2014 4:43 PM

      Is it going to be local multiplayer only? I wish more of these neat games like Towerfall and Samurai Gun would throw in online.

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        May 31, 2014 4:47 PM

        It is indeed local only. Getting solid online multiplayer is tougher than it looks for indie devs. Even those that manage to pull it off don't always do so with optimal results, as Nidhogg has demonstrated.

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      May 31, 2014 9:20 PM

      I bet Rodriguez and Nicalis will not release this for Wii U and 3DS in Europe at all, like usual.

      Such a crap company.

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      May 31, 2014 9:23 PM

      This game seems to remind me a lot about Rick Dangerous, and that's a good thing.

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