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Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes was announced for the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms way back in April 2012, with the original target being to release the title on both systems that year. It's a project that's fallen largely silent, however, though publisher Nicalis has provided updates on Twitter to state that the release is planned for later this year — the title is now also coming to PS4 and the PS Vita.

The delay to release hasn't put a halt on our interest, however, especially with confirmation that Gaijin Games' CommanderVideo character will be playable. He was confirmed to appear in last year's trailer, below, but a new screen posted on Instagram shows the hero in action; as this is supposed to be an exceptionally tough platformer, the multi-talented mascot is sure to be a useful asset.

There have been numerous examples of indie game characters crossing over into each other's titles, so this is another to add for the list. We certainly hope to see this title finally make its bow on the 3DS and Wii U soon, as well.

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