Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games have announced that Clockwork Aquario will release later in 2020 on current consoles after being canceled 27 years ago.
Clockwork Aquario was initially supposed to release in Arcades in 1992 and was being developed by Westone, known for creating the Wonder Boy series. The game would push the SEGA System 18 arcade hardware to its limits with its 2D graphic engine. However, fighting and 3D games where dominating arcades at the time, which led to the game being shelved.
Strictly Limited Games approached SEGA/LAT along with ININ games to release the game on current generation consoles. Even though they secured a license, some parts, including sound, music, and several graphics, were not recoverable from the source code, which led to the publisher gathering as many members of the original Westone team to finish the project. Chief programmer, Takanori Kurihara, music composer, Shinichi Sakamoto, and Wonder Boy director Ryuichi Nishizawa will be joining the development.
Ryuichi Nishizawa also said: “Clockwork Aquario is a great piece of 2D art, into which the pixel artists put their hearts and souls. I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it.”
More information will be provided at a later date, including release dates and platforms.
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