1001 Spikes will be released for 3DS, PC, PS4, Vita, and Wii U next week


1001 Spikes, another one of those insanely unforgivable platforming games, will be released on June 3 for 3DS, PC, PS4, Vita, and Wii U. Fans of similarly difficult Spelunky will be excited to be able to die in new and different ways!

That’s not all. Nicalis has announced that the PSN version will feature Cross-Buy, so that players will pay $14.99 to get both versions of the game. If you already own Nicalis’ Cave Story or NightSky on Steam or the 3DS, the company is offering a $5 loyalty discount as well.

1001 Spikes will have both single-player and multiplayer modes, and the multiplayer modes will include both co-op and versus. It’s also got unlockable guest characters, an awesome chiptune soundtrack, multiple possible endings, and plenty of levels to curse through.

1001 Spikes will be released for 3DS, PC, PS4, Vita, and Wii U on June 3. Hit the jump for the full press release.

Nicalis Inc., developer and publisher of independently rad video games, announces the action-platform game 1001 Spikes is set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam (Windows/OSX) on Tuesday, June 3 2014 for $14.99. The Wii U and 3DS versions will now be releasing alongside the aforementioned consoles.

The PlayStation Network version of 1001 Spikes will feature Cross-Buy, entitling players to receive both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions for only $14.99. Additionally, Nicalis is offering a $5 loyalty discount for Steam users who purchased Cave Story or Night Sky.

About 1001 Spikes

Title: 1001 Spikes
Publisher: Nicalis
Developer: Nicalis, Inc. / 8Bits Fanatics
Genre: 2D action-platformer
Price: $14.99
Players: 1-4 player co-op and versus
Rating: T for Teen – Blood, Violence, Mild Language


Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins searches for his estranged father, world-famous archaeologist Jim Hawkins. Before the elder Hawkins mysteriously disappeared, he entrusted his daughter Tina with a map to the location of the ruins with a grave warning that death awaits around every corner.

Aban Hawkins races into the frozen tundra of the antarctic, undiscovered temple ruins, and the vast caverns of South America in search of his father and the legendary treasure rumored to lie behind the Golden Door of Poko-Mum.

Game Features

  • Tough-as-nails difficulty
  • Pixel-perfect, razor-sharp controls
  • Clever-yet-insidious game design
  • Single and simultaneous 2-4 player co-op and vs. multiplayer!
  • 8-bit inspired visuals with current gen flare
  • Soundtrack by Chiptune masters, Rushjet1 and Misoka
  • Nearly two dozen unlockable characters with different abilities, including superstars Curly Brace, Commander Video, Juni and Nyx
  • Over 100 stages to clear
  • Multiple endings
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