While Mutant Mudds Deluxe hits PS3 & Vita in North America.
It’s a big day for Renegade Kid with both its first-person horror/action game Dementium 2 and its retro platformer Mutant Mudds receiving enhanced ports to new platforms.
The more exciting release for many will be Dementium 2 HD, the spruced up PC release of its 2010 DS spook-fest. Available on Steam for 25 per cent off until 2nd January (£8.99 / $11.25 rather than £11.99 / $14.99), this HD release features drastically improved lighting, character models, audio, and revamped controls that wouldn’t have been possible with the DS’s single D-pad.
EG-contributor Matt Edwards once wrote “Dementium 2 represents one of the better survival horror experiences on a system not known for its support of the genre,” in his mildly favourable Dementium 2 review. Though he also noted that “it doesn’t do enough to feel particularly inspired or original.”
Elsewhere, Renegade Kid’s released Mutant Mudds Deluxe on PS3 and Vita, though this is sadly only available in North America at the moment, where it costs $9.99 and features Cross-Buy and Cross-Save support. This release marks Renegade Kid’s debut on a Sony platform.
As with other versions of Mutant Mudds Deluxe, this features the original game plus 20 extra challenging Ghost levels and the Ghost Shot power-up.
“Mutant Mudds plays it safe,” I wrote in my Mutant Mudds review upon its original release. “It never went out to set the world on fire – and it doesn’t – but it ascends above its humble concepts with gusto and aplomb.”