The Angry Video Game Nerd returns with AVGN II: ASSimilation this winter

Internet gaming personality The Angry Video Game Nerd is getting a sequel to his first side-scrolling platformer. Get ready for 'ASSimilation.'

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A little over two years ago, internet personality The Angry Video Game Nerd (a.k.a. filmmaker James Rolfe) starred in a video game of his own. Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures was a side-scrolling platformer in the vein of Mega Man or Castlevania. But it was one that developer FreakZone Games infused with brutal challenges and plenty of bullet hell. Now the developer and the Nerd appear to be back for more.

ScrewAttack announced earlier today that the Nerd will star in a sequel called The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation, which sees the Nerd fight even more strange creatures with only the aid of his NES Zapper. FreakZone Games confirmed on its own Twitter account that it would be back on development duty. The Nerd will get his same shooting mechanics, but also get some new inventory items and a new wall sliding ability, among other new features.

No release date has been issued, but look for the Nerd to return this winter, most likely on PC. And hopefully, look for Rolfe to eventually look at the game himself, just like last time.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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