A new version of seminal Mario clone The Great Giana Sisters is on its way. Project Giana is a modern take on the genre, however, bearing only a passing resemblance to the originals. John Walker at RPS:
It’s not quite the original team, as sadly the man behind the original – Armin Gessert – died in 2009. Appositely, his last game was a version of the original Giana released on the Nintendo DS! This new game seems to genuinely share little but the name and elements of the concept, but the results look absolutely beautiful. It’s a puzzle platformer in which you can control not only the main character, but also the mood of the world you’re in. Giana can switch between “cutie” and “punky”, which changes how a level is approached.