Strictly Limited Games has finally confirmed that the title arcade lost of Westone, Clockwork Aquario (known as the Tokeijikake no Aquario in Japan) will arrive on the PS4 and Switch.
Originally developed in 1992 by Ryuichi Nishizawa – famous for his work on the series, Wonder Boy – the game was designed for the hardware of the Sega System 18. However, the title has never been launched and, until recently, was considered to be lost forever.
Strictly Limited you managed to find the source code of the game and has worked with ININ Games and Sega to relaunch it. This activity has required the creation of new material, as some elements – such as sound effects, music and some graphics were not recoverable from the source code. To do this, they have been called members of the original team of Westone, including the chief programmer Takanori Kurihara, composer Shinichi Sakamoto and the same Ryuichi Nishizawa.
Clockwork Aquario is a great work of art in 2D, in which the pixel artist have put their heart and soul. I would like to express my sincere respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to get it back into life,” said Ryuichi Nishizawa.
In addition to the digital launch this year, will also be available in physical edition limited.
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