With Help From Gaijinworks, Sunsoft Rises Again


image Sunsoft, the company that brought you Blaster Master, Albert Odyssey, and Aero the Acro-bat, is re-entering the video game publishing biz.


Gaijinworks, Vic Ireland’s post Working Designs studio, partnered with Sun Corporation to bring the Sunsoft brand back to North America. Later this month, the NES version of Blaster Master will be available as a Virtual Console download for 500 points. It wouldn’t be a brand revival unless Sunsoft had more games and Ireland is hinting at something big.


“This first Wii release is a great start, but there is one upcoming announcement in particular that will demonstrate just how serious Yoshida-san is about rebuilding the Sunsoft console gaming brand here. Game fans are going to be pretty happy when they hear about it – I know I was,” Ireland said in a press release. There’s another clue in the forums, “The next press release should definitely make some gamers very, very happy – especially old-school Working Designs fans.”


I have to go with Denpa no Sekai who sent us the tip (thanks!!) and guess Albert Odyssey. Working Designs released Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean on the Saturn and that’s a Sunsoft franchise.

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