2D Action-Platformer Klaus Lee: Thunderballs Announced

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Assemble Entertainment and NUKKLEAR have announced that their 2D action-platformer Klaus Lee: Thunderballs will release on Nintendo Switch.

Playing as moustachioed spelunker Klaus Lee, you will have the chance to explore virtual worlds that range from deep underground caverns to buried civilizations – each “utterly dripping in rich, neon-hued, heavily intoxicated ‘80s inspired visuals and bawdy humour.”

Klaus Lee has done it all. Once a Beverly Hills cop, then a private investigator and Hollywood stuntman who also taught Chuck Norris how to walk, taught Gene Simmons how to rock, and dated all of Charlie’s Angels at the same time. He even taught Maverick how to fly, apparently. However, he didn’t expect to get sucked into his TV screen and end up in a video game.

Stuck in an old-school platformer from the 80s, you will need to utilise a jetpack, dynamite, and laser vision to overcome more than 100 unique levels. There is also a “handy dandy” level editor that will let you come up with your own creations that can be unleashed upon the world through the game’s cross-platform level sharing ability.

The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:

  • Where’d I Put My Moustache Oil? Join the moustachioed hero Klaus Lee through a classically crafted story of humour and fun where the 80s cliches know no bounds.
  • Prepare For Take Off Strap on your old school, high power jetpack to travel through over 100 unique, brain-bending levels, then, power your way through levels created by fellow Klaus Lee superfans.
  • Spikes & Bats & Bugs, Oh My! Deadly traps and vile beasts of all sizes ensure this adventure platformer is never short on action. Dodge nasty insects, temple traps, and other hazards where every level is a puzzle to be solved!
  • Games Couldn’t Do This Back In My Day Enjoy cross-platform functionality to see what everyone, everywhere is up to and creating in the wonderful world of Klaus Lee.

Klaus Lee: Thunderballs will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q4 2023.

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