If you’re a Shovel Knight fan, there’s another retro-styled 2D side-scroller coming from some veteran WayForward developers?and with the release of the latest trailer for Adventures of Pip, we finally have a release date for the PC and Wii U versions. Pip’s pixel-powered quest will hit the PC June 4th, while it’ll be available on Nintendo’s console on June 11th. Xbox One and PS4 versions are also in the works, but developer Tic Toc Games hasn’t confirmed any solid release date for those consoles just yet.
Adventures of Pip might look like a garden-variety 2D side-scroller at first glance, but there’s an intriguing mechanic at the heart of this throwback platformer. Pip starts out as a single pixel, and he can grow?and then shrink back down, if necessary?in order to tackle the game’s various obstacles.
At last year’s PAX Prime, Adventures of Pip was the most polished, enjoyable game I personally got my hands on, and the pedigree of the developers at Tic Toc Games is certainly impressive (and, like Shovel Knight, this game features a rockin’ soundtrack from Jake Kaufman). To see Adventures of Pip in action and witness the pixel-based mechanics yourself, check out the trailer below.