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Sunsoft Will Publish More New Games and Ports Throughout 2022

Ikki Unite by Sunsoft

Japanese game developer and publisher Sunsoft announced its return after a long period of hiatus. It will produce a new game for PCs while porting a couple of its classic games to current-generation platforms.

Sunsoft will release a new game titled Ikki Unite. The roguelike action game will feature a peasant uprising with multiplayer co-op of up to 16 players. The company has set up a Steam page for the game and opened applications for a closed beta test. The other two titles, Mr. Gimmick! and Ufouria The Saga, will be ports of the original NES games released in the early 1990s.

Sunsoft is also aware of the global audience as it publishes an English press release. It also uploaded another video separate from the Japanese version, where the mascot VTuber Sunsoft-nosuke explains the new games in English.

Sunsoft is also best known as the original publisher of the 1988 NES game Blaster Master. While it still owns the IP, Inti Creates worked with the company to reboot the franchise with the Blaster Master Zero trilogy. The new games are available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Ikki Unite will appear exclusively on PC via Steam by the end of 2022. Mr. Gimmick! Special Edition and Ufouria The Saga will both come to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Winter 2022 and Early 2023, respectively. A physical demo version of Mr. Gimmick! will be available at Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

Kite Stenbuck
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