Virtual event

Classic Japanese developer Sunsoft is hosting a virtual event next week

Classic Japanese developer Sunsoft has announced a virtual event for next week, where it plans to showcase upcoming titles in 2022 and 2023.

The showcase will take place on the company’s YouTube channel at 1:00 p.m. PDT / 9:00 p.m. BST on August 18.

“Although we’ve been quiet for a while, a lot of things have happened behind the scenes,” said Yuichi Ochi, Sunsoft’s general manager. “We are very excited to finally be able to share our vision for Sunsoft’s rebirth with fans old and new.”

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Sunsoft is the video game division of Japanese electronics manufacturer Suncorporation, established in 1971. In October 1978, Sunsoft began developing video games in arcades with two titles, Block Challenger and Block Perfect.

It had several arcade hits in the early 1980s, such as Arabian, Ikki, and Kangaroo. On July 25, 1985, he released the first Famicon Super Arabian title in Japan under the Sunsoft brand.

Sunsoft is perhaps best known in the West for its Batman title, often referred to by fans as “Sunsoft Batman”.

Sunsoft has been quiet lately, with the company’s latest released games arriving in 2018, Dark Eclipse for PSVR and Shanghai Refresh for Nintendo Switch.