If you were like me when you saw the debut trailer for Super Time Force, you were probably asking yourself, "What the f*ck is going on here?!" Well I finally got my hands-on with the game at PAX East and can tell you it's like if Contra and the movie Groundhog Day had a really weird, awesome baby.
You have a total of only 30 lives, but you can save a past version yourself, granting you that life back. This also allows you to restart from the last point you died, rather than starting all the way from the beginning again.
Super Time Force is slated for sometime this year on Xbox Live Arcade. Developer Capybara is looking into incorporating some sort of co-op mode, but only "if it feels right." If you're at PAX this weekend you seriously owe it to yourself to try out Super Time Force.