There are so many games to wade through at E3 that it's inevitable some get lost in the mucky mess of it all. However, I was particularly dismayed to notice that we at GamesRadar had completely failed to write anything whatsoever on Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley. Never heard of it? That's because we're not telling you about it enough! It's our fault.
As someone that loves developer Twisted Pixel's previous XBLA games - The Maw and Splosion Man! (seriously, Splosion Man! was one of my most favouritest games of 2009) - I personally feel very bad about not spreading the vibe for Comic Jumper. So, yes, you should have seen this trailer last week, but please take the time to watch it now if you haven't already done so.
Why Microsoft didn't feature Comic Jumper at its E3 conference is beyond me. It's an XBLA exclusive. It's not a sequel. It's got nothing to do with Kinect. It would have made the whole soul-crushing affair much less miserable.
Anyway, Comic Jumper - sorry you were temporarily neglected while we all rushed about frantically firing out words for games like Zelda and Halo and Killzone. I'll make sure it doesn't happen again.
June 23, 2010