Our favorite fruit-headed hero might not return until 2012, but My Owl Software just unpacked slew of new pics of Apple Jack’s Great Escape to keep your appetites whetted. The new screens show off one of the new boss fights, a combo system that should look familiar to fans of the first game, and enough pandas to scarf down an entire bamboo forest in an afternoon. We’ll let you know when we learn more details surrounding Jack’s return to XBLIG.
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It may have been a bit outrageous, but the original Apple Jack (not to be confused with the mouth-scraping cereal of the same name) was one of our favorite indie games last year. What could be crazier than a game with pigs in tutus, laser-shooting owls and a protagonist with a Granny Smith dome? We should find out soon, as My Owl Software is hard at work crafting a new adventure for our apple-headed hero and promises the story will be even stranger this time around.
Tentatively titled Apple Jack’s Great Escape, the sequel will feature a greater variety of level sizes and shapes and a new “Flashback” system that allows players to rewind time. Locations will no longer be named after actual British towns, and this time Apple Jack will journey through preposterous areas such as “The Panda Factory” and “The Bacon Exchange.” The game is still early in development, but My Owl Software is aiming to release Apple Jack’s Great Escape by the end of the year on XBLIG.
Source: My Owl Software