Clockwork Aquario, a Westone arcade game thought lost for nearly 30 years, is now just days away from the release it deserves. In celebration of the celebration, publisher ININ Games has shared a new gameplay trailer.
As you may recall, Clockwork Aquario is a game that was long thought to be lost until last year, when Strictly Limited announced that it had managed to find the game’s source code. It was originally developed in 1992 by Ryuichi Nishizawa, best known for his work on the Wonder Boy series, but was never released; Now that we have the source code, it is sent to Switch.
The game will be released on Switch and PS4 on November 30 in Europe, and on December 14 a little later. “Clockwork Aquario” is a gorgeous piece of 2D art that pixel artists put their hearts and souls into, ”says Ryuichi Nishizawa, publisher and co-founder of Westone. “I would like to express my sincere respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it.”
Clockwork Aquario presents creative levels with beautiful, colorful pixel art. Easy to pick up, addictive side-scrolling action and intuitive controls ensure you’re instantly immersed in the action when faced with tons of villains! Choose your favorite character and defeat a variety of enemies and unique bosses with Guck Londo, El Moon or the giant robot Gash – alone or with your favorite player 2 in co-op mode! The Clockwork Aquarium, complete with a great soundtrack from Westone legend Shinichi Sakamoto, was well worth it.
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