‘Hover’ combines Jet Set Radio with Mirror’s Edge. Yes, it looks awesome.

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A brief gameplay trailer for Hover recently appeared on YouTube and damn if it doesn’t look like a fun time! Immediately viewing the world in a first-person perspective, we’re given a full tour of a colorful, cel-shaded futuristic city of the future through the help of some pretty nifty rollerblades. After a minute of parkour and airborne tricks, it’s clear that the developers are big fans of both Jet Set Radio and Mirror’s Edge…a marriage made in heaven, right? The footage shown makes the game look just as smooth and addictive as the titles that clearly inspired it. And if the idea of doing air flips in first-person perspective troubles your sensitive stomach, fear not- there is also an option to switch into third-person view.

What really impresses me is the fact that everything you see in that video was put together by a team of three people:

These guys are definitely on my radar now and I’m looking forward to seeing how Hover comes along, especially considering that the video above is only the game in it’s alpha stages.  There is a lot of more information on their Steam Greenlight page, you should definitely check it out  to see more of the game and support the project.

Oh, and if you’ve never played Jet Set Radio or Mirror’s Edge, fix that right now!

Gauntlet reboot announced, trailer revealed!

 

From the original arcade Gauntlet to Gauntlet Legends on the Nintendo 64, many of us have memories of shoveling oreos into our mouths and guzzling Moutain Dew while shoving friends off the couch, yelling at them for stealing the key or shooting the food. In a gaming industry where online gaming reigns supreme it’s nice to see the original 4-player couch co-op game making a grand return- though it is rather curious that the game is releasing on PC only, at least initially.  Of course this is only an announcement trailer showing off one specific dungeon, but after seeing what developer Arrowhead is capable of with their previous release Magicka, I’m excited to see where they take this.

Just…don’t shoot the food. It’s not cool.

 

 

 

 

 

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