Microids has revealed that Joe & Mac will soon be making their grand return with a full remake of the original game destined for modern systems next year.
This arcade platformer was originally released in Japanese arcades back in the early ’90s before hitting the SNES, NES, Game Boy and Mega Drive shortly afterwards. Of course, you might remember that we recently embarked on a return to its prehistoric era thanks to its inclusion in Nintendo Switch Online’s SNES collection – feel free to read our full review if you’re interested in checking that out.
As for this upcoming remake? Well, Microids says it’s actually “more than a remake”. Titled Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, the new release will not only include the game we already know, but will also feature “a handful” of new features, including an original adventure mode that contains brand new levels.
No consoles have been announced just yet, but with the game’s ties to Nintendo platforms, we’re hopeful that Switch will be a top priority.
Tosuke Matsuoka of G-MODE Corporation says, “We have full confidence in Microids and [developer] Mr. Nutz Studio’s capability to develop this remake of Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja. It’s a real pleasure to see these iconic video game characters revived with today’s technology. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these two characters, and their return will delight old fans and new players alike.”
Do you have fond memories of the original? Have you checked it out on Switch Online? Let us know in the usual place.