The Gunk Is the Newest Game From the Creators of SteamWorld

The Gunk is an upcoming action-adventure game from the team behind the SteamWorld universe.

Since launching the SteamWorld franchise back in 2010, the team at Thunderful has shown an aptitude for tackling new genres while staying within their universe. However, for their next game, the team is moving away from SteamWorld to give us The Gunk. It’s a neat-looking third-person action-adventure that might remind you of something like Super Mario Sunshine. Check out the announce trailer below.

The Gunk puts you in the shoes of two “gritty space haulers” when they stumble upon a seemingly untouched world full of things to salvage. However, as they uncover the secrets of the people that used to live there, they’re set upon by both a gunk parasite and creeping doubts about each other.

As with all of Thunderful’s games, expect incredibly polished gameplay. The SteamWorld games always come out polished to a shine and I would expect nothing less here. The short trailer doesn’t show a ton of gameplay. That said, what it does show looks as buttery smooth as I’d expect given the team’s track record.

Of course, this being announced at today’s Xbox Games Showcase makes it unsurprising that The Gunk will be exclusive to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. That said, it would be a bit of a shock to not see it on Switch at some point.

Speaking of the future, you’re going to have to wait a while to play The Gunk. The game is currently slated to launch in September of 2021. So, while the game is exciting for Thunderful fans, it’ll be quite some time before we actually get to play the game.

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