Publisher Microids announced today that the beloved cavemen Joe & Mac will return next year with a full remake on modern consoles.
Mr. Nutz Studio will develop the new game, titled Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja. According to the publisher Microids, the game will be “more than a remake of the arcade version.” In addition to providing enhanced graphics, the remake also contains new features. One new feature is an original adventure mode with brand new levels.
Tosuke Matsuoka, Data East License Producer from G-MODE Corporation, is excited to see this classic game revived.
We have full confidence in Microids and Mr. Nutz Studio’s capability to develop this remake of Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja. It’s a real pleasure to see these iconic video game characters revived with today’s technology. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these two characters, and their return will delight old fans and new players alike.Tosuke Matsuoka
About Joe & Mac
The game was originally released in 1991 by Data East for Japanese arcades. In the years following, the platformer received ports for the SNES, NES, Game Boy and SEGA Genesis. Nintendo Switch Online also included the game in the SNES Collection.
Joe & Mac is an arcade platformer, centered around the titular cavemen as they battle across Prehistoric levels using weapons such as boomerangs and clubs. Their goal is to rescue a group of kidnapped women from a rival caveman tribe. In addition to single-player, the game also features a two-player co-op mode. After defeating the final boss, the players are forced to decide between three different exits. Each path provides an alternate ending.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja releases for consoles and PC in 2022. As of now, the specific consoles it will release for are unknown. As more information comes out about the remake, Mega Visions will provide updates.
Via Nintendo Life