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N++ will feature co-op, race mode, deathmatch, and over 1000 new levels

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Posted on February 28, 2014 AT 12:59pm

N++ developer Metanet has revealed a slew of new details about the upcoming PS4 platformer.

For the uninitiated, N++ is part sequel, part expanded port of the Xbox 360, DS, and PSP game N+, which was itself an update of the popular flash game N. Since this latest entry’s reveal at Gamescom in August, details have been scarce, but a new post on the PlayStation Blog has given us a clearer picture of what sort of additions we can expect.

In addition an astonishing number of new levels—Metanet predicts more than 1000—to master with the series’ fast-paced, momentum-driven platforming mechanics, N++ will also be getting a handful of multiplayer modes. First up is co-op, which tasks two players with helping each other reach the exit in specially designed levels. Next is a race mode, which predictably involves its four players seeing who can get to the exit fastest, though how much gold each picks up on the way will factor into their final score, adding in a bit of strategy.

Finally—and most intriguingly—the game will include a deathmatch mode that Metanet says is inspired by a relatively obscure DOS game called Jump ‘n Bump. Based on YouTube videos of gameplay, looks like you’ll be trying to stomp on your friend’s heads while making sure you don’t get stomped on yourself. Either that, or N‘s trademark ninjas will be replaced by bunny rabbits.

A release date for N++ has yet to be announced, but the game will be playable at next month’s BitSummit and GDC shows, so look forward to hearing more in the near future.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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