Konami introduced GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon on Wednesday throughout Nintendo’s Indie World stream. It’s a shock revival of a 34-year-old NES-era online game that was solely printed in Japan, however will look acquainted to followers of 8-bit video games like Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest, Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, and The Goonies 2.
The authentic Getsu Fuma Den was launched on Nintendo’s Famicom in Japan in 1987. The side-scrolling action-adventure recreation starred Getsu Fuma, who’s on a mission to get well his fallen brothers’ swords and kill the evil dragon grasp Ryukotsuki. The recreation featured overhead, side-scrolling, and behind-the-back gameplay views — and was infamously stated to have impressed Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles recreation for NES.
The new recreation is described by Konami as an “Ukiyo-e style roguevania 2D action” recreation — that means it has roguelike parts and a latter-day Castlevania-style construction. In GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, “the seal to the gate of hell has been ripped open and a flood of evil spirits have been released into the world” and Getsu Fuma should take up arms and battle the revived Ryukotsuki’s demons to guard his clan.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is being developed by indie studio GuruGuru in cooperation with Konami. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022 and Windows PC later this yr in a Steam Early Access interval. (Early Access gamers will get access to the original Getsu Fuma Den on Steam.)
Shin Murato, producer of GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon at Konami, stated in a information launch that Early Access “provides us an important alternative to construct a neighborhood for GetsuFumaDen and make sure the recreation is as sturdy as potential. Throughout this era, we wish to utilise consumer suggestions and foster an energetic dialogue to extend the standard of the sport. We will work very carefully with our neighborhood to assist convey this recreation to life via content material overview, bug fixes, and balancing.”
“We look forward to entering Early Access and actively working in partnership with the community on a title that speaks to our passion about design, visuals, and story,” stated Yuki Yamashita, director at GuruGuru. “We’re excited to hear the community’s feedback with a goal to shape and evolve the game as we move forward in development.”
You can watch the debut trailer for GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon at YouTube.