Bonk Returns With Co-Op And Expansion Packs

By Spencer . September 4, 2009 . 1:49pm


Hudson isn’t just reviving Military Madness, their hardheaded hero is coming back with a 3D game too. Bonk: Brink of Extinction is being made by first person shooter vets Pi Studios. Their resume includes the most recent Wolfenstein game and Wii versions of Rock Band.


Bonk… looks different. Some of his charm seems lost from his glory days, but when I saw a demo of the game it looks like classic Bonk with one exception, drop in and drop out co-op. Similar to New Super Mario Bros. you can work with another Bonk, bounce on each other, and access co-op only areas. There aren’t many co-op platformers these days so I’m looking forward to that. Also, Hudson hinted at a surprise ending to the game’s darker doomsday scenario.


Bonk: Brink of Extinction is in development for WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation 3. All three versions are slated for a spring 2010 release. The final game has thirty levels spread across three worlds. Post release Hudson plans on releasing downloadable chapters to keep Bonk going. 


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  • I’m waiting to see the effects of big meat on Bonk (i.e. mushroom cloud overhead in this gen).

  • Mazen

    Why Hudson Why are you westernizing Bonk and choosing this ugly art style. :(

  • This is not the Bonk revival I was looking for. But I’m going to give it a chance anyway.

  • Hudson should really consider using sprites since they are going DL anyways.
    It being outsourced worries me the most though. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt though.

  • maxchain

    Surprise ending? Doomsday scenario? Yikes, does King Drool bring about the ice age?

  • Aoshi00

    Other than the new design, gameplay for 2.5D platformer should be pretty safe right? The only HD remake so far that I really don’t like is Turtle Re-shelled, I think they even took out a couple of moves. The control just seems so loose, I remember I was very good at the SNES game before, the demo just wasn’t fun at all.

    • ECM

      Yeah, but this isn’t a remake, so those rules don’t really apply. (If this was merely a remake of Bonk’s Revenge, say, I’d be doing cartwheels but, as it stands, unknown dev+shoddy-looking graphics+’dark’=me very worried.)

  • crunc

    The game looks good, visually, to me in those screenshots, but I’m not that familiar with the originals. I suppose I should buy one of them on the VC. I did play one a little bit way back when, but I can’t remember which one, and I don’t believe I got very far in it.

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