Nape Games and Jandusoft are prepping their action side-scroller V.O.I.D. for release later this month (the 28th, to be exact). Offering the choice between two characters, they promise different gameplay depending on your character's abilities that recalls the classic platforming action of the 8 and 16-bit eras, but updates it with new mechanics and fresh ideas.

According to the offical press release, the Earth itself is at stake (it's always getting itself in trouble):

PLOIDS are the evolution of the human race by merging technology with its DNA. Our planet is invaded by a race from another galaxy, which destroys everything it touches to become thus with absolute power.

After some time, a group of Ploids decides to take action and return the peace. To achieve this, Alpha and Omega must travel through time to eras of ancient land, in order to obtain sacred stones that will give him the necessary power to defeat the invaders. Some of the ancient epochs are feudal Japan, the ice age, the medieval era or among others. What he does not know is that the invaders tried to get those holy stones before him! … In addition, time threatens to collapse, and only you can connect to the PLOIDS to save the Earth!

It goes on to mention time travel, retro passwords and 'more than 50 levels'. Sounds lovely, then, and the game certainly looks the part, as you can see from the screens below:

Have you had your fill of pixel-y platformers? Think there's always room for a little retro-flavoured treat? Let us know if this tickles your fancy in the comments.