Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer NUKKLEAR Digital Minds have announced 2D action platformer Klaus Lee: Thunderballs for Switch, PC, and Mac (Steam). It will launch in Q4 2023.
Here is an overview of the game, via Assemble Entertainment:
Klaus Lee wasn’t always battling enemies in a side-scrolling adventure-platformer, though. He was once a Beverly Hills cop, then a private investigator and Hollywood stuntman who also taught Chuck Norris how to walk, taught Gene Simmons how to rock, and dated all of Charlie’s Angels at the same time. You might say Klaus Lee is a man who’s truly done it all. He even taught Maverick how to fly. But even the world’s most interesting men aren’t immune to the powers of rudimentary 80s technology, which is how he got sucked into his TV screen and ended up in a video game.
So, what will you do as such a mythical man? Stuck in a video game from the 80s, you’re of course trapped in an old school platformer. But don’t you dare think it’s going to be boring just because it’s old. You get to utilize a jetpack, dynamite, and even laser vision as you traverse your way through over 100 unique levels.
With the handy-dandy level editor, take your creative skills to the next level (literally) with robust design options where anything you dream can be created, destroyed, and created again. With hundreds of options and endless possibilities, put your mightiest ideas to the test and have Klaus Lee try them out, then unleash them to the world via cross-platform level-sharing ability. Then, be sure to try out other community-created levels to see if you can outsmart them. Of course you will, but we have to say that.
- Where’d I Put My Mustache Oil? – Join the mustachioed hero Klaus Lee through a classically crafted story of humor and fun where the ’80s clichés know no bounds.
- Prepare For Take-Off – Strap on your old school, high power jetpack to travel through more than 100 unique, brain-bending levels, then, power your way through levels created by fellow Klaus Lee superfans.
- Spikes & Bats & Bugs, Oh My! – Deadly traps and vile beasts of all sizes ensure this adventure-platformer is never short on action. Dodge nasty insects, temple traps, and other hazards where every level is a puzzle to be solved!
- Games Couldn’t Do This Back In My Day – Enjoy cross-platform functionality to see what everyone, everywhere is up to and creating in the wonderful world of Klaus Lee.
Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.