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Alien Hominid Invasion will reimagine the 18-year-old series for a post-Flash age.

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Alien Hominid Invasion will reimagine the 18-year-old series for a post-Flash age.

This year, Alien Hominid is old enough to vote. And the 2002 game’s developers have announced that the little yellow run-and-gunner will return for a new entry.

Alien Hominid was, originally, a Flash game co-developed by Newgrounds founder, Tom Fulp. The game got a console release in 2004 and an Xbox Live Arcade HD re-release in 2007. Since then, the series has remained dormant as developers The Behemoth created early indie hit Castle Crashers, plus the lesser known BattleBlock Theater and Pit People.

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Now, The Behemoth has announced that Alien Hominid Invasion will be the studio’s fifth game. According to a trailer released on The Behemoth’s Twitter, a demo will be playable at PAX East and EGX Rezzed.

The trailer doesn’t really explain anything but it does feature a whole bunch of multi-colored aliens. We’ll have to wait and see what this invasion (oh, I get it) will mean for the new game.


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