Last month, the 2D side-scrolling shooter Gunman Clive released on the Nintendo Switch as part of an HD collection. Created by Swedish-based developer Bertil Hörberg, the Clive games are considered some of the best platform shooters at a value price. Initially released on the 3DS at $3, Gunman Clive was praised for its simplicity and minimalistic presentation. And awesomely, Gunman Clive HD Collection still retails today at a low price, retailing on the Nintendo Switch at $4.
But however the Clive games stand in 2019 is beside the point, as Hörberg is prepping his next game to release next month. Mechsternmination Force is described as a cross between Contra and Shadow of the Colossus. The upcoming game will play as a platform shooter, where players will run and gun toward massive bosses. Per the press release:
Join the Mechstermination Force and save the world from the gigantic MegaMechs!
Battle against massive bosses, jump and climb onto them to find their weakspots and blow them to kingdom come in this action packed platforming boss rush, from the creator of the Gunman Clive series.
When the MegaMechs have taken control of the world, one small group of brave soldiers are still fighting for humanity’s independence. Join them and lead the charge against the mechanical menace.
Get powerful weapons and upgrades! Use the Magnet Gloves to climb on top of robots the size of Skyscrapers, double jump over pools of lava with the Boost Boots, and use your trusty baseball bat to smash the MegaMechs energy cores.
Take on the massive bosses alone or together with a friend in local co-op
Mechstermination Force promises to be much more ambitious than the Gunman Clive series, and will arrive this Spring on the eShop. No word on pricing yet, but here’s hoping this is another one of the Switch’s must-have value games.
Kevin Cortez is a writer with bylines at Genius, Ambrosia for Heads, Mass Appeal, Leafly and EARMILK. He plays video games in his spare time.