Dean Dodrill, the creator behind the indie Metroidvania Dust: An Elysian Tail, has announced a new game by the name of Never Stop Sneakin’ for the Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made via a trailer for the game uploaded to his YouTube channel.

The game has hints of parodying spy movies and espionage games, the foremost of which is the Metal Gear franchise. Gamers will navigate through levels from a top-down perspective, taking out enemies and evading environmental hazards by stealthily moving between them. Have a gander at the trailer to see what Mr. Dodrill has in store:

Well, this isn’t quite what I expected to see as the followup to Dust: An Elysian Tail.

The game features a cast of enemy characters with strange personalities and themes in a style similar to Metal Gear. Lead villain Amadeus Gildenstern traveled through time and kidnapped all the Presidents. (Whether it is all Presidents of all nations or just the American ones is not quite made clear). Gildenstern is backed by his Executive Branch of Evil: Schad and Freud (Senators on the subcommittee of pain), Health Secretary Dr. Acula (who is probably a vampire), and Vice President Helicopter (who is a helicopter—no really, he is literally a helicopter.) As for our protagonist, not much has been revealed about him as of yet other than his proclivity for tactical espionage action.

Never Stop Sneakin’ is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch. Mr. Dodrill stated in a YouTube comment that the current focus of development is for Nintendo’s console, although he noted that he is a “huge fan of Steam,” so that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a port in the future. The game has not yet announced a release date.

What do you think of Never Stop Sneakin’? Do you think this game will be able to live up to the grandeur of Dust: An Elysian Tail? What do you hope to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below!

Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!