Ultra-hard platformer 1,001 Spikes launching on Steam, PSN June 3

Developer 8Bits Fanatics' hyper-difficult 2D platformer 1,001 Spikes will launch next week for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms via Steam, publisher Nicalis announced today.

Originally released for the Xbox Live Indie Games service in 2011, 1,001 Spikes has since been upgraded with new levels, a host of new playable characters, and many, many more ways to die. Gameplay in 1,001 Spikes challenges players to avoid an endless array of instant-death traps and other environment-shifting hazards in single-player and co-op multiplayer modes.

1,001 Spikes will be priced at $14.99 when it hits Steam and the PlayStation Network on June 3. The PSN version is available as a Cross-Buy release, and Steam players who own copies of either Cave Story or Night Sky will receive a $5 discount. Ports for Wii U, 3DS, and the Xbox One are also in the works.

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1001 Spikes: 2D Platforming Death-a-thon Releasing on June 3, 2014 for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita, and Steam (Windows/OSX)

PlayStation®Network Cross-Buy and Special Steam Loyalty discount detailed

Santa Ana, Calif., (May 28, 2014) - Nicalis, Inc., developer and publisher of independently rad video games, announces the action-platform game 1001 Spikes is set to release on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita, and Steam (Windows/OSX) on Tuesday, June 3 2014 for $14.99.

The PlayStation®Network version of 1001 Spikes will feature Cross-Buy, entitling players to receive both the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita versions for only $14.99. Additionally, Nicalis is offering a $5 loyalty discount for Steam users who purchased Cave Story or Night Sky.

About 1001 Spikes

Title: 1001 Spikes
Publisher: Nicalis
Developer: Nicalis, Inc. / 8Bits Fanatics
Genre: 2D action-platformer
Price: $14.99
Players: 1-4 player co-op and versus
Rating: T for Teen - Blood, Violence, Mild Language
Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins searches for his estranged father, world-famous archaeologist Jim Hawkins. Before the elder Hawkins mysteriously disappeared, he entrusted his daughter Tina with a map to the location of the ruins with a grave warning that death awaits around every corner.

Aban Hawkins races into the frozen tundra of the antarctic, undiscovered temple ruins, and the vast caverns of South America in search of his father and the legendary treasure rumored to lie behind the Golden Door of Poko-Mum.

Game Features

Tough-as-nails difficulty

Pixel-perfect, razor-sharp controls

Clever-yet-insidious game design

Single and simultaneous 2-4 player co-op and vs. multiplayer!

8-bit inspired visuals with current gen flare

Soundtrack by Chiptune masters, Rushjet1 and Misoka
Nearly two dozen unlockable characters with different abilities, including superstars Curly Brace, Commander Video, Juni and Nyx
Over 100 stages to clear

Multiple endings

More information can be found on the official website at http://nicalis.com


About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in Southern California, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and digital publisher with a proven track record for developing and publishing well-polished games. Founded in 2007, Nicalis continually seeks to enhance and improve the quality of video games throughout the game industry. More information on Nicalis can be found at http://www.nicalis.com and http://www.twitter.com/nicalis

This article was originally published on Joystiq.