Digerati have today announced that its grizzly cloning puzzle platformer, Overloop, will be coming to Switch at some point in Q4 2022. This will follow the game's Steam release which is due later on this month on August 26th.
In a dystopian future (is there really any other kind?) scientists have invented a cloning gun capable of practically maintaining human life for all eternity. In an attempt to overthrow this corrupt governing body, Overloop will see you steal this gun and embark on a mission where the only help available to you is yourself.
Unlike other platformers in which you might call upon Luigi to help you up a level or over a gap, the whole point of Overloop seems to be using the death of your clones to your advantage (providing retribution for all those times we've wanted to push an 'assisting' Toad out of our way).
The game comes in a retro pixelated look, making the pop of blood at your clones' deaths all the more gruesome.
For a better idea of what Overloop has in store, check out the list of game features below:
- Create clones! Make endless copies of yourself with the cloning gun and use your perfectly formed doppelgangers – up to four at once – to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles
- Sacrifice clones! Dystopias are very dangerous places, and many clones will suffer hilariously gruesome deaths along the way. Fried! Crushed! Mangled! Minced! RIP clones
- Explore a world of weirdness! From suspiciously friendly AI and cultish crackpots, to modified corn and cloned panda bears. This freaky future has (almost) everything!
- Think about ethics! Is it better that a clone should die, rather than the real you? Consider the morality of human cloning as you condemn countless versions of yourself to death
- Have a mustache! Play as a hero with sweet facial hair. Purely cosmetic. Totally badass
That little 'tache promise at the end was enough to sell us on the idea of cloning our hero — you can never have enough moustache content, right?
While we wait for more news as to the game's official release date, why not kick back to Charles Bardin's techno-inspired soundtrack album? You can hear all of the game's tracks right here.
Are you going to be purchasing Overloop later this year? Send a clone to let us know in the comments below!