April 18, 2021

The Long-Lost Clockwork Aquario Is Being Pushed Back To 2021, New Screens Revealed

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Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games have revealed that Clockwork Aquario will no longer release in 2020, instead being pushed back to 2021.

As you may recall, Clockwork Aquario is an arcade title that was long presumed lost until earlier this 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; now with the source code now in hand, it’s headed to Switch.

Considering we’ve had to wait almost 30 years for this one, we doubt one more year will cause too much upset, although the teams working on the game have shared a selection of new screenshots to soften the blow. You can check these out below.

The game will be available on the eShop and in the form of a limited physical edition when it does launch next year. We’ll leave you with this official description if you’d like to learn more:

The development of Clockwork Aquario started in 1992 and is the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary company Westone. Originally designed by the chief publisher, and co-founder of Westone, Ryuichi Nishizawa, Clockwork Aquario can be described as the swan song of a company that was part of an era with historic milestones such as the Wonder Boy / Monster World series.

The side-scrolling action game can either be played alone or with a friend in co-op. Players can choose from three different characters, each of them with her/his individual moveset: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.

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