During today's Day of the Devs stream, developer Huey Games officially announced Mechinus. It's a sidescroller starring a sentient cog-like creature who takes a perilous journey into the heart of a machine.
In Mechinus, you'll play as Cognito, described by the developer as a "curious creature" with a duty to maintain the life cycle of his world. Over the course of his journey, Cognito will encounter many different creatures and situations and will uncover the dark secrets at the heart of his machine world. You can check out the official announcement trailer for Mechinus right here:
Huey Games says that Mechinus' mechanical world gives rise to "a beautifully orchestrated set of behaviors" which will inform the puzzle-solving and exploration mechanics in the game. Cognito will expressively respond to things that are happening around him, and you'll also be able to use those reactions as prompts to know what to do next. Exploring your environment will allow you to unlock "compelling characters and incredible new abilities", all while working your way through a narrative that revolves around "interconnection and symbiosis between lifeforms".
According to Huey Games' official website, Mechinus is currently in development for "current and next-gen platforms". We're not sure which of the next-gen machines it'll be coming to, but we're assuming both PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as PC and current-gen platforms including the Nintendo Switch. We'll bring you more on Mechinus as we get it. In the meantime, fans of Machinarium and the old Clockwork Knight side-scrolling series can start getting excited for this one.
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