Post by ZenithianHero on Jun 4, 2020 10:04:39 GMT -5
Originally in development on Sega's System 18 arcade board, Westone cancelled Clockwork Aquario after failed location tests. Strictly Limited and ININ have now licensed a publishing deal with Sega and LAT to bring the game out officially. Former Westone staff will also help in restoring missing sound and graphics in the source code.
The game will be available for PS4 and Switch sometime in 2020.
I really like the sprites, even if I can see why the game failed these tests. I would have passed it up if I saw it in an arcade. Platformers are not a good arcade genre, and the game itself doesn't really look my type. But I've still got enough curiosity left that I'll probably watch a trailer or some gameplay footage down the line to make sure.
Post by ZenithianHero on Jun 5, 2020 8:32:41 GMT -5
Reading up on the game, Unseen had a player's impressions from the location test that the original build was far too hard while the later build was too easy. I begin to wonder if Westone could have just port what they had to Genesis or Sega CD, save them some frustration. Then again, they were not developing arcade games after this game gotten cancelled...