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New Explodemon trailer shows off in-game footage

Submitted by on Friday, 24 September 20104 Comments

London based independent developer Curve Studios have just released a brand new trailer for their PSN exclusive platformer Explodemon.

At Attitude Towers we think it’s looking pretty great, but don’t just take our word for it.

Keep reading to find out more about the game, and get an early look at what is promising to be this winter’s most ‘explosive’ release. (we also promise there won’t be any more explosion-based puns. Probably.)

The game’s creators are calling Explodemon “an explosive homage to SNES-era platformers mixed with a modern physics-puzzle twist”.

This twist should become pretty obvious from watching the trailer: Explodemon’s main ability is that he can explode on command, both as a means of attack and as means of propulsion to send him flying through the air.

The game will also see you using your explosive capabilities to solve physics puzzles, all the while causing massive collateral damage.

Yes, he’s certainly more Suicide Bomber than Blue Bomber (You’re fired. Ed.). But although it seems like a slightly odd core mechanic to base the game around, we’re really excited about this title.

Firstly the ‘2.5D’ graphics look really nice.

It may seem like a given nowadays that the graphics of new releases should look good, but we especially love Explodemon’s crisp, colourful and bold art-style.

The puzzle solving in the trailer also looks intuitive and fun, albeit simple, and we really like the fluid movement and speed that the game seems to encourage.

If you watch (and listen) carefully you can also see the game’s combo-driven combat in action, complete with satisfying sound-effects.

The game is apparently heavily influenced by classic Japanese action platformers, which as the next image demonstrates is both celebrated and lightly mocked by the team at Curve Studios.

Explodemon is much more than just a rejected Digimon design, although he does bear a striking resemblance to Iron Man...

In general then the game looks great. But more than that it already looks really polished, especially for a self-published title.

It also promises to be a decent length, with “twelve levels over three distinct planets, with new abilities and gameplay mechanics introduced throughout.”

Sadly we don’t yet have a price for the game, nor a release date any more specific than ‘Autumn 2010’.

Nonetheless we’re really looking forward to getting our hands on Explodemon.

We really hope that they’ve nailed the challenge and joy of classic platforming as well as this this trailer would seem to suggest.