Clockwork Aquario, Westone’s arcade game that was thought to have been lost for almost 30 years, is now just days away from getting the release it deserves. To celebrate, publisher ININ Games has shared a brand new gameplay trailer.
As you may recall, Clockwork Aquario is an arcade title that was long presumed lost until just 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 – known for his work on the Wonder Boy series – but was never released; with the source code now in hand, it’s headed to Switch.
The game will release on both Switch and PS4 on 30th November in Europe, followed by a slightly later North American launch on 14th December. “Clockwork Aquario is a great piece of 2D art, into which the pixel artists put their hearts and souls,” says Ryuichi Nishizawa, chief publisher and co-founder of Westone. “I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to those who have worked so hard to restore it.”
Clockwork Aquario presents imaginatively created levels with beautiful, colourful, pixel graphics. Easy to pick up, the addictive side-scroller action and intuitive controls ensure you will instantly be immersed in the action as you face a host of baddies! Choose your favorite character and conquer various enemies and unique bosses with Huck Londo, Elle Moon, or the giant robot Gush – alone or together with your favorite Player 2 in co-op mode! Complemented by an amazing soundtrack by Westone legend Shinichi Sakamoto, Clockwork Aquario has been well worth the wait.
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