Retro-FPS Dusk Will Be Getting A Mario-Inspired Level On The Switch


Mamma mia! Dusk, a delightfully retro first-person shooter first released in 2018, is adding a new endless level in the form of a Super Mario homage. Announced at developer 3D Realms’ Realms Deep event over the weekend, the new level turns Super Mario 64’s iconic castle into a “Flesh Palace” full of monsters to explode into glorious low-poly particle effects.

While the trailer kicks off with some iconic Super Mario music and sound effects, the comments clarify that the Mario sounds won’t actually be included in the level release. The second half of the video should give you an idea of how the music and sound effects will actually sound.

Even without ripping Mario’s iconic sound design, however, it’s unsure if this monstrous version of Peach’s castle will manage to get past Nintendo’s notoriously aggressive lawyers–especially as the level is planned to be released exclusively for Nintendo’s own console. A comment on the video from publisher New Blood Interactive reads “please don’t sue us Nintendo.”

3D Realms is no stranger to copyright lawsuits, however. Last year, its planned Duke Nukem successor Ion Maiden had to change its name to Ion Fury in response to a legal challenge from the band Iron Maiden.

Dusk will be coming to Switch on Halloween this year–October 31. It’s already available for PC, including Linux and Mac.

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