February 25, 2021

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

Clockwork Aquario

Update: Strictly Limited Games has announced not one but two special editions for Clockwork Aquario. The standard version will sell for €29.99, while the collector’s edition (limited to 1.300 copies for PS4 and to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch worldwide) will cost €69.99.

The Ultra Collector’s Edition is €129.99, and is limited to 499 copies for PS4 and to 999 copies for Nintendo Switch.

Pre-orders open on November 29th, 2020.

Here’s what’s included in those fancy editions:

Collector’s Edition

  • Arcade coin
  • Arcade flyer
  • Arcade stickers
  • Art book
  • Character cards
  • Collector’s Box
  • Copy of the game
  • Diorama
  • Large reversible poster
  • PCB retro box
  • Soundtracks
  • Sticker sheet

Ultra Collector’s Edition

  • 2 soundtracks
  • Arcade coin
  • Arcade flyer
  • Arcade stickers
  • Art book
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Character cards
  • Collector’s Box
  • Copy of the game
  • Diorama
  • Figure
  • Large reversible poster
  • PCB retro box
  • Pin
  • Shikishi
  • Sticker sheet
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Original Story [Wed 23rd Sep, 2020 16:30 BST]: 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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