With the recent Nintendo news that Renegade Kid's upcoming 3DS eShop game Mutant Mudds is being targeted for a December release, the developer has decided to release a handful of new screenshots to celebrate the occasion. You can check out the five brand new screenshots in the gallery below.

Of particular importance in the new group of shots is the cloud world being shown off for the first time. Mutant Mudds Creative Director Jools Watsham was kind enough to explain one of the key additions to the cloud world and how it will affect the gameplay throughout the area:

The 3D cloud blowers are introduced in the fourth world, Cloudsville. The clouds can be helpful or hazardous, depending on the situation. If caught in their air stream, they blow you forward to the next plane. This may be safetly to a platform, or into deadly spikes!

We also got the chance to ask him about the various gauges located at the bottom of the screens, which he informed us are a hover gauge meter, represented by the blue bar on the lower-left side of the screen, and the power-up display on the lower-right side of the screen.

Your Grandma can hook you up with power-ups throughout your journey. Remember, she has an unhealthy obsession for Golden Diamonds! The power-ups are Extended Hover, Vertical Boost, and Power Shot. All of these can be used to gain access to secret areas.

We'll keep you updated on any new information regarding Mutant Mudds and we're hoping to have a preview of the game as we get closer to its December release.