While it'll be an all-new game, Brink of Extinction appears to be duplicating the side-scrolling platformer style of the original games. It'll also contain some sort of online play when it hits in early 2010. The game is being developed by Pi Studios. I reallyreallyreally liked the first couple of Bonk games, such that they almost tricked me into thinking that the TG-16 had a chance against the more-powerful Genesis. Looking back on them today, those games haven't aged especially well and they seem sort of dull when compared to other platformers from that era. It'll be interesting to see how a new game fares today.
Here's the full fact sheet, which has a bit of story info, and some screenshots.
It is the start of a new age and Bonk has returned at the turn of the tide as the world faces extinction. Our loveable caveman is back and has brought his huge head with him. A doomsday comet, surrounded by smaller chunks of debris, is on a collision course with Earth. A strange magnetic field around the comet seems to be driving most of the planet’s weak-willed creatures crazy, and smaller bits of debris are smashing into the jungle near Bonk's home. Bonk must undertake a perilous journey that will take him to the very center of the planet to save the world.
The Return Of The Most Widely Requested Classic Platformer
Story Mode with Co-Op play. Play alone or have a friend join you any time.
An entire new adventure with Bonk as he swims, bites, climbs, jumps, runs, and head-butts his way through jungles, deserts and volcanic caverns
Search for help along the way: power ups, check points, and extra health are the staple for every adventuring caveman.
Transformations are back and weirder than ever! Now Bonk can transform himself into eight different forms by eating meat or encountering Primordial Ooze. No enemy is safe from the boy with the super noggin!
Multiple other modes and adventures are available as add on packs
Online play for the first time in the series.
New enemies with wide variations in personality/abilities. Beware the Raptor Unicycle Tank!
Next generation gameplay meets retro brand: Classic 2D platforming in a 3D world.
Collectibles will have you searching the entire prehistoric world
Download Content to keep the experience going