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Nimble Ninja: N++ Coming To PC Next Week

It’s been over ten years since the ninja of N first got torn to shreds in your incapable, flabby hands. Now, you can put your fist through your screen all over again because N++ [official site], the sequel once exclusive to PlayStation, is finally getting a PC release next Thursday. This one has got a level editor, so that you may torture the rest of humanity with mine-filled challenges never intended to be possible. See it in the trailer below.

If you are the one potato on the planet who did not get enthralled by N’s difficult momentum-centric platforming, I’ll explain. The game has you sprinting, jumping, sliding down walls, and leaping off them again, all in an effort to collect some gold trinkets and get to the exit. There are mines, targeting lasers, missiles, buzzsaws – all the usual nasty things there to kill you. But you biggest enemy is usually your own greasy mitts. It’s the way this ninja controls – slowly building momentum with panicked turning – that makes it unique among those like it.

There are over 2000 levels in this outing, as well as the level editor that lets you create and share your own. So expect a slew – a slew – of downloadable levels made by other masochists like yourself. If you don’t like the idea of competing for times on a leaderboard, there’s local co-op and competitive modes for up to four people too. You can all be frustrated together!

It’s due out on Steam from August 25.

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