Many people had been stunned — and just a little bit nostalgic — when Japanese developer and writer Sunsoft introduced it might be holding a digital occasion. The stream happened yesterday after an earlier announcement that cute NES favorite Gimmick! could be making a return later this yr. And whereas the corporate principally simply teased its future, it did reveal that it will likely be bringing again one other NES motion journey — one which we have known as “surrealist” previously right here at Nintendo Life!
This time, it is Ufouria: The Saga, the primary sport within the Hebereke collection. The sport initially launched on the NES in 1991 in Japan and the next yr in Europe. North America needed to wait till the Wii eShop days earlier than it bought an opportunity to assist Bop Louie discover his buddies. (Thanks, Gematsu!)
Generally known as Hebe in Japan, the sport’s penguin-like star (no less than in Japan — Bop Louie is a snowman) must discover an interconnected atmosphere (assume Metroid, however cuter) to save lots of his buddies. As soon as you’ve got retrieved them, you may play as them to utilise their particular traversal skills — comparable to Freeon-Leon, who can swim and stroll on slippery surfaces.
It is amassed a cult following in newer years, however again in 1992, critics had been just a little extra frosty in direction of the Metroidvania. We actually thought it had its attraction when it hopped onto the Wii U eShop just a few years again and praised all the little particulars that went into the sport:
Not like Gimmick!, which is popping out later this yr, Ufouria: The Saga will not be launching till 2023, however hopefully it is sooner than later!
You may watch Sunsoft’s full presentation under.
Did you play this one again within the day? Have you ever had an opportunity to expertise it on the Wii or Wii U? Tell us!