It’s always a treat when a game long forgotten finally sees the light of day. That’s the case for Clockwork Aquario, a game that has been lost for almost 30 years and will finally make its appearance on PlayStation 4and Nintendo Switch thanks to the efforts of Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games. Clockwork Aquario was the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary Westone Bit Entertainment in 1993, but was never finished. The game was thought to be lost in time, but Strictly Limited Games set out on the mission to dig deep into video game archeology and save Clockwork Aquario from being lost forever.
Clockwork Aquario will features beautiful hand-drawn pixel art, vibrant colors, and three unique characters to play as.
Ryuichi Nishizawa, game creator and founder of Wonder Boy, has led development of the game that encapsulates the spirit of and story about a boy, a girl and a robot in the near future, crushing the ambitions of enemies who plan to take over the world. Clockwork Aquario, a two player couch co-op, focuses on colourful, eye candy presentation, fun and fighting off enemies. Non stop action, cavorting from one platform to another, fending off endless attacks, be they from the sky or along the ground. No stopping to admire the beautiful settings. Bash, stun, jump on the enemy and throw them away, and collect bonuses as the battles continue.
Limited and exclusive physical editions
Three limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games.
- The Limited Edition for PS4 is available for 29,99€. (Switch is already sold out.)
- The Collector’s Edition is priced at 69,99€ and includes amongst others an Acrylic Diorama, 2x soundtrack (original & remix), an Arcade Coin (100-yen-style) and character cards.
- The Ultra Collector’s Edition is available for 129,99€ and includes everything from the CE and even more cool items like a beautiful 18cm figurine of Elle, Huck and Gush and a Shikishi.
Clockwork Aquario is expected to see release sometime in Q2 of 2021 in both digital and physical media.