Clive ‘N’ Wrench, a Banjo-Kazooie-inspired platformer is hitting the Switch this winter as a console exclusive.
Clive ‘N’ Wrench, the debut 3D platformer for Dinosaur Bytes Studio, is coming to the Switch as the only console it will be on. It will still be releasing to Steam, as well. The game follows Clive the rabbit and Wrench the monkey – yes I am positive the joke was intentional – as they seek to put an end to Dr. Daucus’ plans to rule the world. To do so, though, the two have to go through time and space with the help of a 1950’s – yes, that’s specified – fridge.
What’s in Clive ‘N’ Wrench?
Through their journey, the duo must traverse 11 different levels, face off against end-level bosses, and, of course, visit a hub world. All the key elements of a classic 3D platformer. No doubt you could tell that’s where they’re coming from, even their latest trailer announcing the new platform – the Switch – that it’s releasing on, which showcases gameplay and the sheer dedication to make the music as on-the-nose as possible to classic platformers.
Many, rightfully, draw comparisons to the classic Rare IP Banjo-Kazooie, including their 60+ Patreon donors. The game is clearly seeming to be made with the intent to revive the 3D platforming genre, something that has been an attempt by a ton of creators, but to lackluster success.
Clive ‘N’ Wrench has been in the development game since 2011 and has changed repeatedly over the years. To top it all off, though, fans may be delighted to hear that it will be getting a physical release alongside its digital counterpart. Currently, there isn’t a complete release date, but fans should be able to get their hands on a copy – digitally or physically – sometime this winter, if the latest trailer is to be believed.
What do you think? Are you going to pick yourself up a copy? Are you going to opt for a digital or physical copy?