Clive 'N' Wrench is a name we've been reporting on since the Wii U days — which, believe it or not, is a long time ago! It's been in development for 12 years, even. But publisher Numskull Games has revealed that the wait won't be much longer, as the 3D platformer will be launching in February 2023.
Starring Clive, the rabbit and Wrench, the monkey, this '90s-inspired platformer is the creation of Rob Wass, a map designer who's worked on Unreal Tournament and Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas. This is definitely a bit of a switch-up, with Medieval towns and desert vistas among a few levels you'll get to explore. All inside a magical 1950's refrigerator...?
Here's a list of the game's features from its Steam page:
• Single-player 3D platforming adventure
• 11 vibrant and exhilarating worlds themed around various time periods.
• Collectibles to find throughout every level – Pocket Watches, Keys and Ancient Stones
• A vibrant cast of quirky characters and lots of mechanically varied boss levels
• A vast range of dynamic and memorable characters, both good and evil
• Assorted move set featuring agile parkour and the awesome ‘Chimp Chopper’
The game takes inspiration from games like Spyro the Dragon and Jak & Daxter, but we can also see a little bit of Banjo-Kazooie in there. And Clive ‘N’ Wrench will be launching both physically and digitally at the same time.
Standard physical editions will come with a little manual that explains many of the game's moves in a lovely little throwback, with the Collector's Edition including the aforementioned game manual, 16 collectible art cards, a soundtrack, and a little fridge magnet.
We've been pretty excited about this one for a while now, so we'll be champing at the bit to find out the exact date Clive 'N' Wrench launches. The game is also coming to PS4 and PS5, so more people will get a chance to hop right in!
Clive 'N' Wrench drops in February 2023. You can also check out this brand-new gameplay trailer over on Numskull's YouTube.
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