OK, so the cat's out of the bag on Mutant Mudds, thanks to an early copy of Nintendo Power falling into a scanner and spilling its guts all over the internet. I would have preferred the magazine to have actually been released to the public on June 7th before the game was unveiled, but that's not going to happen now, and that's OK. I'm excited to have the news out there.
Just in case you've been chilling under a rock somewhere and missed out on the Nintendo Power leak (which also revealed new Sonic & Shinobi games for the 3DS): Mutant Mudds will be 2D platform game for the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
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Our hero is Maximilian, who has made valiant efforts to enter the video-game market in the past. His first attempt was with a retail Nintendo DS title, where he would have been displayed as a three dimensional polygonal mesh with applied textures. When this proposal fell flat, Maximilian pitched a lighter version of his 3D platform adventure to publishers as a DSiWare title. Unfortunately, this too did not see the light of day, despite some heart-warming support from his avid fans (Max says, “Thank you!”). Upon hearing of the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Maximilian knew this was finally his chance to step out into the spotlight and claim his 15 seconds of fame, and stomp on the evil army of Mutant Mudds who is bent on claiming his world while he's there.
Equipped with a H20-powered jetpack and heavy-duty water cannon, Maximilian has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds.
Right now, we're working on finishing the E3 demo of Mutant Mudds. It consists of three levels (easy, medium, and hard) that each take you to a different land and feature a bevy of filthy foes. Anyone who finds me at E3 is welcome to play Mutant Mudds. I'll be wandering around the LA Convention Center with it in my pocket. Oh, I'll also have stickers and keychains to give away too. :)
The Mutant Mudds website will go live tomorrow. It was originally planned to go live with the unveiling in Nintendo Power, but that's already happened now... so the website will go live one week early. It will contain screenshots and other media delights.