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Press Play's Project Totem renamed Kalimba, launches Dec. 17 on Xbox One (update)

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Kalimba is the new name for Project Totem, the latest platformer from Danish developer Press Play, and it will be released Dec. 17 on Xbox One, the studio announced yesterday.

The downloadable title will cost $9.99 on the Xbox Games Store. A Windows PC version is scheduled to be available in January. When Press Play announced Project Totem this past April, the studio said the game was in development on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. We've reached out to ask if an Xbox 360 version is still coming, and will update this article with any information we receive.

Kalimba is a simple but challenging platformer that can be played solo or in local co-op. Players move through three different worlds, attempting to move totems past enemies and environmental obstacles like changing gravity. In co-op mode, each person controls two totems.

Developers at Press Play came up with the initial concept for Kalimba as they were finishing up their previous game, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. That platformer launched in December 2013 on Xbox One and this past May on PC and Xbox 360.

For more on Kalimba, you can watch the new trailer above, read our preview from April and check out the gallery and gameplay video below.

Update: A representative for Press Play told Polygon, "While there are plans to hopefully bring Kalimba to [Xbox] 360 in the future, there's nothing concrete in the works at the moment."

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