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Renegade Kid, the developer behind the 3DS and Wii U game Mutant Mudds is gearing up to release their next 2D platformer. Treasurenauts appears to be a game that will satiate the inner-Scrooge McDuck in us all, and it should be out before the end of the year.

This treasure-collecting platformer will have multiple playable characters for the player to unlock. Different weapons like a sword, a bomb and a firearm each bring their own strengths and weaknesses, but the player can only choose one. The action is going to be different than what's found in Mutant Mudds, but there are no details yet on exactly how. There will be a local multiplayer mode, however, that requires just one copy of the game between two people.

If all goes according to plan, Treasurenauts will release in December on the 3DS eShop. A demo will be available at IndieCade in October as well. Renegade Kid hopes to port the game to other systems after release, including the Wii U and possibly the Vita.

[via Destructoid, Nintendolife]