Batterystaple Games Takes a Trip to 20XX

At the recent eastern Penny Arcade Expo (or PAX East 2015, if you prefer), a developer named Batterystaple Games caught some attention with a title which Tech Times is calling "the Mega Man X sequel Capcom should have made."

Interestingly enough, despite culling influences from a gunning blue robot to a beam saber-wielding red robot, the group are calling their title "20XX," and have posted the following trailer to Steam Early Access:

20XX is a game built to feel like Mega Man X, but with random levels, random powerups, permanent death, and multiplayer. The game uses a procedural level generation algorithm that pieces together levels from a certain number of mechanics at a time; it switches rapidly between playing like an action game and playing like a platformer, mixing precision jumping with fevered combat.
Add in permadeath and over 100 powerups to find in between agonizing deaths and you've got hours of nail-biting jumping-and-shooting goodness on your hands.

In addition, the game will also contain a co-op mode available locally or online.

The currently incomplete game is playable now on Steam Early Access, and you can read more about it in Tech Times' preview, or visit the project's home page.

Thanks for the tip, Michael S!