Seattle-based indie developer The Good Mood Creators has announced the upcoming release of Mekazoo, an absolutely stunning 2D platformer for Nintendo Wii U. While an official date has yet to be revealed, this is definitely one to keep on your radar if you're a fan of side-scrolling platforming action.

The finer plot details have not been revealed, but we do know that the story revolves around an armadillo who must save his animal friends and defeat the invading insectoids. Featuring five unlockable mechanized animals as playable characters, each with their own abilities useful in dashing and swinging through the terrain, the gameplay places an emphasis on platforming and speed. From the gameplay to the visuals and soundtrack, the trailer makes it look like a blend between classic Sonic the Hedgehog and Rayman Legends, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If that doesn't sound enticing enough, give this quote from creative director Jarrett Slavin a read, then watch the gameplay trailer below:

Mekazoo is inspired by the platformer classics we spent every second with after school, like Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country. We are combining all the lessons learned from those masterpieces and the innovative ideas we've spent decades brainstorming to deliver the game we wish existed since we were kids.

So, is this now on your radar?