Immensely difficult 1001 Spikes launching on PS4, Vita, and PC June 3rd

Developer Nicalis, Inc. has announced that its upcoming multiple life depleter, 1001 Spikes, is releasing next Tuesday for the PS4, Vita, and PC through Steam for $14.99.

The spitting image of multiple deaths

The PlayStation Network version of 1001 Spikes will feature Cross-Buy, which means Vita and PS4 owners will be receiving the title on both platforms for the price of one. And if you were a good person who purchased Nicalis, Inc. titles Cave Story or Night Sky on Steam, you will receive a $5 discount when you buy 1001 Spikes on PC.

In 1001 Spikes, gamers take on the role of Aban Hawkins as he searches for his estranged father, famous archaeologist Jim Hawkins, in the ruins of Ukampa, South America. Unfortunately, Jim left his daughter Tina a map to the location of the ruins with a grave warning that death awaits around every corner, so Aban is probably crapping his pants with that knowledge embedded in his brain.

1001 Spikes contains the following:

Super tough difficulty

Razor-sharp controls

Clever yet evil game design

Single and simultaneous 2-4 player co-op and vs. multiplayer

8-bit inspired visuals

Soundtrack by Chiptune masters, Rushjet1 and Misoka

Nearly two dozen unlockable characters with different abilities, including superstars Curly Brace, Commander Video, Juni, and Nyx (personally excited for those first two)

Over 100 stages

Multiple endings

More info on 1001 Spikes can be found at the Nicalis, Inc. website, while a “New Challengers” teaser trailer can be found below. Looks delightfully masochistic to me; what do you guys think?

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