E3 Stragglers: Bonk Brink of Extinction

Soooooo, did you know this game was totally announced and even shown last September!? I remember seeing the concept art/teaser image for it but, man, how did I miss seeing a for-real new Bonk game nearly a year ago? Anyways, Hudson had it at E3 in all its 3D-on-a-2D-plane glory and it looked a little bit like this.

Out to save the prehistoric world from a doomsday meteor, Bonk features a whole new single-player adventure, online co-op play, loads of collectibles and goodies to hunt for and an unexpected promise of DLC. No word (even from last September) on what that might be or how it’ll work. And though they say it’s a whole new adventure the press release still mentions crazed dinosaurs, lava stages, jungles, deserts and all the other stuff that pretty much made Bonk, Bonk. One thing that’s definitely new is Bonk’s stupid ice mohawk power-up (seen here) that lets him freeze enemies and presumably shatter them with a follow up bonking.

I can’t say I’m too excited about the new look, it really seems to lack the charm and character of the originals which is what has kept me playing them for years, but I’m willing to give it a chance; itt might just be fun to play.Β Bonk: Brink of Extinction missed its scheduled Q1 2010 release but it looks like the downloadable debut on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare is now on track for a Fall launch.

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