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News Retro Clockwork Aquario arrives 2020 on PS4 and Switch

Dec 25, 2018
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Clockwork Aquario, cancelled Westone Bit Entertainment arcade game from 1992, coming to PS4 and Switch in 2020

Revived by Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games.

Publishers Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games will release cancelled Westone Bit Entertainment arcade game Clockwork Aquario for PlayStation 4 and Switch in 2020, the companies announced. Other platforms are to be determined. Clockwork Aquario will be available digitally, as well as in limited physical editions.



Development on Clockwork Aquario started in 1992 as the last arcade game ever developed by Westone Bit Entertainment. Its 2D graphics were created to “push the Sega System 18 arcade hardware to its limits,” but with 3D games taking over arcades at the time, Clockwork Aquario was cancelled. It was originally designed by Ryuichi Nishizawa, chief publisher and co-founder of Westone Bit Entertainment (and creator of Wonder Boy / Monster World).




I am so excited for this!

Via Gematsu
Clockwork Aquario arrives 2020 on PS4 and Switch

It is also getting a Limited Physical Release via Strictly Limited Games!

Anyone into Westone games around here?
 

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That looks great. It obviously took a lot of effort to bring this back from the dead and I will definitely buy it if they decide to release on PC. I wonder if it's a straightforward platformer, or more of a Monster World type adventure game?
 
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I think LAT own the IP rights but share it with SEGA or something? I don't really know how the Licensing works but to get all the original Westone people on it is a fantastic dream and I hope that the team sticks together wherever they go. I honestly wish SEGA snatch them up and make them a Team under Westone, but if not, Marvelous have fantastic teams under them as well and would be another fit for an Ex-SEGA Studio, given that Marvelous started up as Ex-SEGA folk!
 
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