Excellent New PS4/PC Platformer Super Rude Bear Launches Soon

Your body count can get awfully high in Super Rude Bear Resurrection.

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Now Playing: Super Rude Bear Resurrection - Gameplay Trailer

Super Rude Bear Resurrection, a challenging platformer in the vein of Super Meat Boy, finally has a release date.

Developer Alex Rose Games today announced that Super Rude Bear is slated to arrive for PS4 on May 2 and for PC (through Steam) on May 5. It'll cost $15 / £12 / €15 on both platforms. An Xbox One version of the game is also in development but has not yet been dated.

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While undeniably similar in some regards to Super Meat Boy, which served as inspiration for the game, it features one especially notable distinction: Whenever you die, you respawn at the most recent checkpoint and your corpse persists. That body can then be used to protect you from hazards, be it a set of spikes or an arrow, essentially allowing your deaths to progressively make the game easier.

I had the opportunity to play the game at PAX East, and while it's enjoyable to play around with how a huge pile of corpses can modify a level, making it through a level untouched is thrilling. It has some fantastic boss fights, too, at least one of which you can briefly see in the trailer above.

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