Gish 2 coming soon, Hitlers Must Die! coming sooner

Edmund McMillen is a non-stop productivity machine. He just finished Spewer, has Super Meat Boy in the works for WiiWare, and as it turns out, he’s also almost done with Gish 2 and an action/comedy/platformer by the name of Hitlers Must Die!.

Gish is considered one of the best indie platformers of the past ten years (download the demo here and see for yourself). Not much has been heard about the Gish sequel since is was announced in late 2008, and with all of Edmund’s ongoing projects, it wasn’t hard to imagine that the game might be on hold. That was before this production art popped up a few days ago, and the announcement from Edmund (to me, in my inbox, after prying as much information out him as I could) that something definitive would be said about the release of Gish 2 and “what consoles it’s for” in about a month or two.

Before that time, we’ll likely see the PC release of No Quarter, a collection of arcade-style games from Edmund and programmer Alex Austin. The stand-out amongst this compilation is without a doubt Hitlers Must Die; a black, white and red, ultra-cute/violent story of a patch-eyed Russian operative on a mission to create a mile high pile of dead Hiltler-clones. Early video of the game shows the yet unnamed lead pulling off the signature Mario duck-slide while blowing away multiple Hitlers diagonal style. Edmund may have a preview build of the game ready for the press this week, which has me all giddy with anticipation.

What do you think? Ready to kill some cute Hitlers?

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes