Earlier this year Renegade Kid announced it is working on a new 2D platformer called Treasurenauts and said it hopes to release it into the 3DS eShop towards the end of this year.

Co-founder of Renegade Kid Jools Watsham has been answering a few questions about it on Twitter and more information has been excavated as a result.

He reiterated the developer's intention to release in 2013 rather than next year and said it hopes to port it over to other platforms, including Wii U and PlayStation Vita, in the future.

However, when Treasurenauts does emerge it will not have an accompanying demo in the eShop, Watsham confirmed. In terms of price, he believes it will be about the same as Mutant Mudds - $8.99 in North America.

As we already know, the game supports download play and local multiplayer, while the campaign, which can be played alone or in co-op, has multiple endings that will add a great deal of longevity.

Watsham has said we can expect a trailer for the upcoming release very soon, we can't wait to see it in action.

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