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Gunman Clive may not be out of the question for Switch. In fact, creator Bertil Hörberg says he’s had a “near complete port” running on the system prior to its release. Hörberg is now considering finishing up a Switch version due to fan requests.

Hörberg wrote on Twitter today:


Hörberg hasn’t clarified if he has interest in bringing over both Gunman Clive games or just the original title.

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When we last heard from Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg, we got a look at a 3D action game prototype. Hörberg didn’t end up moving forward with that project, but has started something else entirely.

Earlier today, Hörberg shared a sneak peek of a brand new project – we have the image above. It apparently started six months ago. We also have good news for Nintendo fans, as Hörberg says Switch is the game’s primary platform.

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Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg has been working on an interesting-looking project for quite some time, but its future status is unclear.

Hörberg shared a couple of videos yesterday showing his new 3D action game made in a custom engine. The second video is from last February, and there’s been “very little progress” since that point. Hörberg said he’s “been thinking of scrapping it several times,” though “whenever I try come up with something else I feel like I’d actually rather do this project”. While Hörberg feels that its scope is too large and “has a lot of unsolved problems,” it may be “this or nothing at all.”

The two videos are as follows:

Both Gunman Clive games are on Nintendo platforms, so Hörberg would likely target something such as Switch if this project ever comes to fruition. If nothing else, it has a very unique style.

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Gunman Clive HD Collection hit the Wii U eShop last September. Since then, the download has gone on to sell roughly 9,000 copies, creator Bertil Hörberg has said. That figure doesn’t include sales from Japan, though its impact in the territory was minimal.

On Wii U, Gunman Clive HD Collection sold close to ten times the amount of the Steam version. And given that the two games are also available on the 3DS eShop, the Wii U figure is fairly respectable.

Below are Hörberg’s full comments on the Wii U version’s performance:

“For some slight bit of context Gunman Clive HD Collection has sold about 9000 copies so far (not counting japan, for which I don’t have numbers yet but the initial reports were not very encouraging). Not an amazing number by any means still profitable by most measures: And also I imagine there’s a pretty big overlap of 3DS and WiiU owners so it’s not a big surprise that people aren’t double dipping. It’s about 10x the sales of the Steam release of GC2 however. Admittedly I’ve done an even worse job at promoting that release though and also don’t have many press contacts who focus on PC”

Thanks to Arison for the tip.

Developer Bertil Hörberg just announced on Twitter that both Gunman Clive games are coming to Wii U. He has said in the past that he was interested in making a Wii U port of the 3DS games, but it looks like it’s finally happening now. Both games will be released in one package as the Gunman Clive HD Collection.


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Gunman Clive 2’s sales have “been a bit disappointing” when compared to the series’ first entry, creator Bertil Hörberg has said.

Writing about Gunman Clive 2’s performance on Twitter, Hörberg stated:

Hörberg had a brief exchange with Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham, and acknowledged that his expectations may have been a bit too high while also noting that not enough was done to promote Gunman Clive 2.


Sales of the first Gunman Clive surpassed 400,000 units in February. It did particularly well on the 3DS.

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Two Gunman Clive games have been made thus far. Could creator Bertil Hörberg eventually work on a third entry. Possibly, but don’t expect to see an announcement anytime soon.

Speaking with Nintendojo, Hörberg said:

I don’t know; it won’t be any time soon but I’m not against the idea of another sequel in the future. If I do create a Gunman Clive 3 or continue the series even further I think I will shake up the formula a bit more and do something a bit different. GC2 started as a very straightforward sequel with basically just more levels. I think it grew to be a bit more ambitious than that in the end, but it still follows the first game very closely in terms of the core gameplay and structure. Honestly I don’t really know where to go from here thematically; in GC2 I tried to make everything feel grander and more dramatic. He’s already been to space and traveled around the world, fought dinosaurs and giant robots, so I don’t know how I’d top that to make his next adventure feel like a clear step up again.

Hörberg also commented on his interest in porting Gunman Clive 2 to additional platforms. Wii U remains one system that could receive the game.

For now my goal is port the game to more platforms, but I haven’t made much progress with that yet, so it’ll be some time before I get started on a new project. I have a few loose ideas but nothing solid yet and I’ll spend some time prototyping before I decide anything.

Yes, possibly (Wii U as one of those platforms). My plan was to start with the platforms the first game was on (iOS, Android & Steam), as I want everyone who played that to be able to get the sequel, and then move on to Wii U and possibly other consoles. But we’ll see how many versions I’m able to do before I want to move on to a new game, so I’m not promising anything definite yet. The 3DS version made up for the vast majority of the total sales for GC1, but I don’t feel I can disregard the other platforms after one game, and it shouldn’t be too much work to port it. As I mentioned though, I haven’t gotten very far yet and it’s going pretty slowly still.

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Last June, Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg suggested that the sequel could be ported over to Wii U. This is something that Hörberg reiterated on his Twitter account today.

It sounds like Hörberg originally intended to first port Gunman Clive 2 to platforms that the first game was on, followed by consoles such as Wii U. It’s not entirely clear if that’s still the plan.

Hörberg’s tweets are as follows:


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Sales of the first Gunman Clive have topped 400,000 units, creator Bertil Hörberg has announced.

Hörberg shared the news on Twitter through the following message:


The sequel to Gunman Clive, Gunman Clive 2, just launched on the 3DS eShop last week. It’s out in both North America and Europe.

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There’s been some vague talk about the possibility of Gunman Clive 2 hitting this year, but it now officially looks like the game will launch in 2015. Creator Bertil Hörberg took to Twitter today and confirmed that his title passed the final lot check testing in North America, but it’s too late for it to release this year. Gunman Clive 2 will now likely arrive simultaneously in both North America and Europe sometime in 2015.


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