“Several” Data East Titles Slated For 2010

By Spencer . February 16, 2010 . 11:30am

imageData East Arcade Collection for Wii heads to stores today and more Data East games are in the pipeline. Over Twitter, the Data East games account said “We are working on several titles for 2010, just maybe…”


G-Mode, a mobile games provider in Japan, purchased the rights for many Data East titles including Burgertime, Joe & Mac, and the somewhat infamous Fighter’s History after Data East went bankrupt. After acquiring the Data East catalog G-Mode made Cobra Command and Magical Drop Touch for iPhones.


Licensing is also part of G-Mode’s strategy since they are “looking for Content Companies to help revive the once ever popular Data East Games.” A remake of Toki and a new Joe & Mac game from Golgoth Studio are in the works. It’s unclear if the tweet is in reference to those or other Data East games. There’s only so much you can say in 140 characters or less.

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  • As long as Golgoth don’t PUT OUT, they are a vaporware developer. Same with Nicalis. Enough with the teasing.

    Interestingly, Data East “twittered” (someone shoot me) about a Data East vs Sunsoft video (sm166430) soon after the message you picked up on. This has definitely been a requested title over on the new Sunsoft forum.

    Oh and they “tweet” (plz to be ending my life) about the Joe & Mac remake just a few pages down.

    • lordgeo

      The whole Data East X Sunsoft game suggestion on Sunsoft’s boards was by me, mainly because I found it funny how that game could actually be possible now. It would certainly be an interesting game to make.

      As for what Data East games I’d love to see new stuff from… There’s Fighter’s History (FH Dynamite is a really good fighting game and I’d love to see another one), maybe a remade Crude Buster/Two Crude Dudes, and maybe finally a release of Tattoo Assassins so that we can all see how that game really is.

  • I would love to test try Magical Drop to figure out whether or not I’m willing to pony up for it (the comments and ratings for it haven’t been all too stellar).

    I loved it in the arcades and remember the machine from the college break room.

  • crunc

    I can’t think of too many DE games I’d want. Burgertime and Bump ‘n’ Jump I suppose. Probably I just haven’t played many of their games, though.

  • Night Slashers… please. It has everything I want in a game… punching zombies on the face.

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