Mutant Mudds Developer To Announce New Nintendo 3DS Game In January

By Ishaan . December 3, 2013 . 8:30am

Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid are working on a 3DS game titled Treasurenauts, which was supposed to be released via the Nintendo eShop this year; however, studio head Jools Watsham reveals on his blog that the game has been delayed into 2014 for quality purposes.


“Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong,” Watsham writes on his blog. “The game means a lot to us, and we want to do it right. We need more time to make it the game we want it to be. We’re aiming for a Q1 2014 release, and will have information on a more accurate date soon.”


Additionally, Watsham reveals, Renegade Kid are working on another new Nintendo 3DS title that will be announced in January. This is in addition to Cult County (pictured above), a first-person 3DS horror game that was revealed earlier this year, and is currently in progress, bringing it a total of three 3DS titles being developed in parallel.


Amidst these developments, work on Mutant Mudds 2 has temporarily been put on hold, as Renegade Kid feel it is “healthier/better” for them to work on new titles in between Mutant Mudds and Mutant Mudds 2. This, they believe, will allow them to gain some valuable perspective, which will result in a better sequel.


Mutant Mudds is already available on Nintendo 3DS, PC and Wii U. The game is headed to PlayStation 3 and Vita next for $9.99, with Cross-Buy and Cross-Save features.

  • Barrylocke89

    Trying out different stuff sounds smarter than just focusing on one IP. I loved Mutant Mudds, so I’ll keep an eye out on what these guys make.

    • Zoozbuh

      Would you say Mutant Mudds is worth the purchase? I like these devs a lot, but it seemed a bit too expensive for what it was to me (especially for me, with the UK prices and all). Might pick it up if it goes on sale though, ever.

      • Barrylocke89

        Well I’ll be honest, I got the iOS version of the game when they marked it for free for a couple days. So of course it was worth that cost. But having played it, I think it would have totally been worth the normal iOS price of 4.99.

        The 3DS version is 8.99 USD though iirc, and it might be pushing it at that price. The 3DS effect and ability to play with physical buttons instead of a virtual controller would add some value I suppose.

        • Zoozbuh

          ….Ah well I completely forgot it was on iOS as well lol. I guess paying that much more for the eShop version would be almost pointless then. Might give it a go on my iPod touch if it ever goes on sale again xD

          • PreyMantis

            The 3DS version has a free DLC which extends the length of the game. The 3D on the game is also really good, and one of the best on the system, in my opinion. There’s a demo on the eShop if you want to check it out.

          • Zoozbuh

            Ahhh that’s interesting to know. So at least they added bonus content to (sort of) justify the higher cost.. Still not an insta-buy for me though, sadly.

            I did just try the demo though and really enjoyed it. The retro gameboy-like music alone made me smile… There are plenty of platformers on eShop, but not a lot of GOOD ones xD

          • PreyMantis

            I don’t know about you, but for me, the eShop has one of the best platforming games out there. You should try Cave Story, Dark Void, VVVVVV, Gunman Clive, Steamworld Dig, Mighty Switch Force, Shantae, Fractured Soul, Toki Tori, etc. and various virtual console games.

  • British_Otaku

    Still waiting for them (or a Japanese publisher/contact on their behalf) to release Mutant Mudds on the Japanese e-Shop, I want all of my games on the same system if possible and I’m sure it would do well as fellow 3DSWare Mighty Switch Force and Steamworld Dig are hits in Japan as well. Loved the demo on the European eShop and want to hear more of that music in context.

    Of course, I’m looking forward to this, Treasurenauts and Cult Country as well.

  • I’m not sure what genre to hope for! An RPG would be fun. I was thinking retro side-scroller RPG, but maybe that’s too close to Treasurenauts.

  • Zoozbuh

    Yay, I love Renegade Kid’s work! Their two Dementium games were awesome (the sequel, more so) and really pushed the limits of what the DS could do, so I look forward to what they do with this new game. I’d rather a little delay than a broken/buggy game, especially since the 3DS is not short on quality titles at the moment xD

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, talk about irons in the fire. One only hopes that such a relatively small developer can keep all these projects in the pipeline without them suffering quality breakdowns.

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