A new Rocket Knight game is coming to XBLA, PSN, Steam

Brace yourself, Internet. The mere rumor of Climax developing a new 2.5D Rocket Knight game made you guys bananas (myself included), and now that said rumor has been verified as truth, I don’t even know what to do.

1UP has got an exclusive preview of the tentatively titled Rocket Knight, which is due out in early 2010 on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Steam. Besides looking gorgeous and exactly how I would envision a revival of the retro series, the new game has an interesting backstory as well.

Taking place 15 years after the last game, Sparkster has moved away from the kingdom of Zephyros. The pigs have sided with the opossums in order to face a new enemy, an army of wolves, and his old foe Axel Gear has even become the new Rocket Knight. Crazy!

It looks like 1UP will have more coverage as the week goes on, so you’ll want to check back. Who else is jumping up and down in anticipation and mad with nostalgia-fueled excitement?

Jordan Devore
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