Mechstermination Force is Set in the Same Universe as Gunman Clive

Mechstermination Force is Set in the Same Universe as Gunman Clive

Gunman Clive will also be playable character in Mechstermination Force for those who own Gunman Clive HD Collection on Nintendo Switch.

Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg finally unveiled Mechstermination Force, his next big project, last week. While the new Nintendo Switch game may seem disconnected from the titles that put Hörberg Productions on the map at first, it turns out that it isn’t as devoid of Gunman Clive references as one may think. In fact, Bertil Hörberg revealed to DualShockers that Mechstermination Force is set in the same universe as Gunman Clive and that the titular character is playable in this new game as well.

“If you own Gunman Clive HD Collection on Switch you can play as the beige cowboy himself, so there are actually 5 characters.” Bertil told DualShockers during a recent interview regarding Mechstermination Force. He went on to confirm this on Twitter along with a GIF showcasing the first Gunman Clive gameplay. In another Tweet, Bertil revealed that the developers toyed with the idea of giving Gunman Clive “a more natural colour palette” but ultimately decided to give him the sepia look the character’s games are known for.

As I already mentioned, Gunman Clive’s inclusion won’t be world-breaking as Mechstermination Force is actually set within the same universe of the two Gunman Clive games. “Yes there will be a connection between this game and the Gunman Clive games.[Mechstermination Force] is set within the same universe,” Bertil revealed to DualShockers. While Gunman Clive and its sequel weren’t exactly story heavy games, as a fan of those titles it’s cool to see that Hörberg Productions has made the decision to keep all their games connected.

If you’re interested in Gunman Clive, you may be surprised to hear that the Nintendo Switch port of Gunman Clive HD Collection was almost done for over two years before its official release. When it comes to Mechstermination Force, Bertil also discussed the game’s connection to Shadow of the Colossus and Contra to DualShockers.

You can expect our full interview with Bertil Hörberg to go live later this week and watch the game’s reveal trailer below. Mechstermination Force is currently poised to release for Nintendo Switch this Spring.