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Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (or simply Comic Jumper) is an upcoming action video game set to be released on the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace. The game will be developed by independent company Twisted Pixel Games and co-published with Microsoft Game Studios. It was first announced on September 5 at Penny Arcade Expo with a debut trailer. Release date has been announced for an October 6, 2010 launch. It is the third original game IP created by Twisted Pixel following The Maw and 'Splosion Man; All three are releasing exclusively on the Xbox Live Arcade.
Comic Jumper follows the story of protagonist and player character Captain Smiley and his biologically attached sidekick, Star. The duo must travel through four different comic books, each with unique drawing styles, and fix the comics' plots. The four styles have since been revealed and include: Modern, featuring bold colours, Fantasy, which features washed out colours and watercolour backgrounds, Silver Age, which is presented in cel-shaded graphics, and Manga, which is presented in black and white.
Comic Jumper is a side-scrolling beat 'em up where players have to defeat enemies in order to progress. The main gameplay revolves around using melee combat and aiming Captain Smiley's dual guns, though some levels give him other melee weapons fitting to the universe. Some segments require the player to shoot into the background.
The game features several unlockables, including two exclusive levels for Twisted Pixel's previous game, 'Splosion Man.
- ↑ Comic Jumper reveal trailer. IGN (2009-09-05). Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
- ↑ Twisted Pixel. Twisted Pixel Games (2009-09-05). Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
- ↑ http://www.twistedpixelgames.com/CJ-comic2-reveal.htm
- ↑ http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/comic-jumper/news/comic-jumper-overlooked-at-e3-help-put-that-right-by-watching-the-trailer/a-2010062313427885085/g-20100614174627619001