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Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot has featured in today's European Nintendo Download Update, with a discount and free demo arriving in the region on 17th July. Developer CoderChild has now been in touch to confirm that this is actually part of a promotion accompanying a free update to the game.

Aiming to respond to gamer feedback, the developer states that this update — which should be the default version for copies downloaded from 17th July — will feature improved controls. On top of that there'll be online rankings tied to a new game mode; this mode is outlined as including redesigned levels and visuals, in addition to an alternative method of progression. The scoreboards will also display rankings by country, there are some assorted bug fixes, and in a minor change usernames can also be longer.

We rather enjoyed this budget platformer in our review, so the upcoming price discount — €2.00 / £1.80 from 17th to 24th July — is a nice combination with the update. It'll certainly be worth consideration; North American gamers have a slightly longer wait, though CoderChild hopes the update will hit the region within the next month.

Are you a Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot owner looking forward to the new content, or are you perhaps tempted to take the plunge now that there's more on offer? Let us know in the comments below.