SUNSOFT, a developer and publisher of electronic games since 1978, today hosted a virtual event and unveiled three upcoming titles based on classic games from the company’s history.
Ikki Unite is a cooperative multiplayer Roguelike game based on the action game Ikki developed for the Famicom/NES in 1985 and known for coining the term “kusoge” or “crappy game” due to its poor quality at the time. . Now, Ikki Unite realizes the developers’ original vision as players team up in small or large groups to battle a feudal overlord. The closed beta will launch soon on Steam.
Called one of the best NES games of all time by Kotaku, Gimmick! will launch on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam this winter, along with its acclaimed soundtrack on vinyl and cassette from Ship to Shore. In this adorable yet challenging platformer, players maneuver the little green toy Yumetaro through extremely challenging levels to rescue its lost owner. The game will incorporate new features, such as a Time Attack mode and achievements. Thing! will be showcased in the Retro Gaming pavilion at Gamescom in Germany next week.
Finally, the cult hit Ufouria, also known as Hebreke, a metroidvania-style series whose gameplay has influenced many other popular titles, is set to hit consoles in 2023. A vinyl and cassette soundtrack is also planned for this title.
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. They had several arcade hits in the early 1980s such as Arabian, Ikki, and Kangaroo. On July 25, 1985, they released the first Famicon (NES) Super Arabian title in Japan under the SUNSOFT brand.