Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Feb 042015

When I listed my Top 5 Upcoming 3D Platformers, Ratchet & Clank stood out as being the only one that wasn’t an homage to classic games. If that dissatisfied you, pay attention, because I now know about a fifth upcoming 3D platformer inspired by Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro, and Jak & Daxter: Clive and the Stones of the Ancient Bunnies.

Join Clive and Wrench in a time-traveling adventure to stop the evil Dr. Daucus and his army of mutants. Clive promises to be another throwback to the classic 3D platformers we love, with a trailer that clearly shows inspiration from Banjo-Kazooie and Spyro (I have yet to play Jak & Daxter). It has 10 worlds to explore, collectibles, mini-games, and sidequests.

3D platformer Clive, featuring Clive in his pirate clothes

While I tend to go on incessantly about Banjo-Kazooie, the developer of Clive mentioned in an interview that he’s also a big fan of Super Mario Galaxy 2. I’m waiting for Nintendo to announce a new Mario game in the style of 64/Sunshine/Galaxy instead of the recent entries (which strike me as 2D platformers done in 3D), so I find this encouraging.

Since Clive and the Stones of the Ancient Bunnies has a very small team (the composer and one man responsible for the rest of development), its release date remains uncertain. 2016 or 2017 seem to be likely possibilities.Cutlus Carcarius, a pirate shark from Clive

Clive is planned for the PC, with the potential to come to other systems like the Wii U and PS Vita. If you’re interested in this game, vote for it on Steam Greenlight. Its official Facebook page is a great place to keep up to date on new music, character designs, and more.

Mainstream gaming may have decided 3D platformers are dead, but the number of homage titles like this make it clear I’m not the only one who longs for new games in this genre.

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  2 Responses to “Clive: Another Upcoming 3D Platformer”

  1. So there’s a Clive and there’s a Gunman Clive and they’re not related one bit?

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