Rocket Knight Art Shows Axel Gear’s Rise To Power

By Spencer . February 8, 2010 . 1:36pm

rocket3Sparkster, the hero from Rocket Knight Adventures, left the Kingdom of Zephyrus fifteen years ago. Axel Gear, Sparkster’s rival, filled his shoes and partnered with a curly tailed ally.


The pigs Sparkster fought with in the first game are in control of the Kingdom of Zephyrus under the leadership of General Sweinhart. The Zephyrians have a new common foe, the wolf army, which destroyed Sparkster’s home.


Here’s a look at Axel and Sparkster compared to their original sprites.


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UK studio Climax is developing Rocket Knight, the 2.5D revival for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PCs via Steam.

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  • ECM

    Two things:

    1. Not real big on that new character art.
    2. It’s a big mistake not putting this on Wii.
    3. Yes, I’ll still buy it because I’m weak!

  • jarrodand

    Just give me RKA and both versions of Sparkster on VC please. Then I can happily go on pretending the Climax disaster doesn’t exist. <3 <3

  • Kris

    My EYES!!!
    Hopefully the game itself won’t look this bad.

  • This is what I think of the new artwork!

  • capristrider

    I remember the music was awesome on the MegaDrive original!

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