Now there’s a name or two we haven’t heard of for a while! But if you can remember back a good few decades, you’ll no doubt have fond memories of Joe & Mac. Well, reminisce no more as Microids have announced the return of the iconic Joe & Mac franchise with Caveman Ninja for PC and console.
Due to launch in 2022, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will see the iconic characters from the early 1990s return, this time heading to PC and console in 2022. That’s all thanks to Microids as they reveal the return of an iconic Japanese franchise; one that has delighted a whole generation of gamers around the world.
Details are still thin on the ground, but Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will make its grand return to consoles and PC in 2022. And with this we see the French publisher continuing with its strategy of developing games based on Japanese licenses, such as the previously announced Goldorak and two games based on Taito franchise.
Originally released in the early 90’s on Japanese soil as an arcade game, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is an arcade/platformer, playable in both solo or cooperative play. This new iteration of the game, developed by Mr. Nutz Studio (Toki, Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!), will invite players to go back to the Prehistoric Age and embody Prehistoric Men, ready to do anything to save the women of their tribe.
It promises to be much more than a remake of the arcade version, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will include a handful of new features such as an original adventure mode containing brand new levels!
“It’s a real honor to offer gamers the chance to rediscover these characters that marked their generation. We have full confidence in Mr. Nutz Studio to bring these little prehistoric men back to life” says Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids.
Tosuke Matsuoka, Data East License Producer from G-MODE Corporation, does not hide his enthusiasm about this remake: “We have full confidence in Microids and Mr. Nutz Studio 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.”
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will be available in 2022 on consoles and PC. More information will come soon and we’ll be sure to bring you it, but for now we’re holding out hope that this will hit Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
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