Gimmick! 2 announced for PC and consoles

Gimmick! 2

Clear River Games, Bitwave Games, and SUNSOFT have announced Gimmick! 2, a direct sequel to the long lost platformer they recently re-released.

Gimmick! 2 is in development for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5 with a release set for later in 2024.

“We were so excited to bring Gimmick! back to modern gamers when we released Gimmick! Special Edition in 2023, and we’ve been secretly working away on a sequel for quite some time now,” said Bitwave Games founder and CEO Niklas Istenes. “We’re delighted to finally announce Gimmick! 2 and the long-awaited return of Yumetaro, a hero whose been away for far too long! We’ve poured our heart and soul into Gimmick! 2 and appreciate the high standards expected for such a beloved game. We can’t wait to show you more and we look forward to seeing Yumetaro star-bounce into your hearts later this year!”

Here’s a rundown on the new sequel, plus its reveal trailer:

Gimmick! 2 hails from developer Bitwave Games and is a follow-up to the beloved NES™ platformer which remains a firm fan-favourite thanks to its tight platforming mechanics, loveable collection of characters and its ability to push the NES to its technical limits.

Now, decades later, our hero of the hour Yokai Yumetaro leaps back into the spotlight, retaining the candy-coloured presentation of the original game with a whole new graphical flourish that fans are certain to adore. A fresh platforming adventure filled with surprises puzzles, and treasures, Gimmick! 2 retains the challenging gameplay of the original game, but also offers an easier mode as an alternative for modern gamers wishing to enjoy the experience at a more forgiving pace.

Filled with a world of weirdly wonderful, adorable characters who tell their stories via silky slick animation, Gimmick! 2 will be a sequel well worth waiting for.

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