Microids has announced the return of an iconic Japanese franchise as Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will make its grand return to PC in 2022. The French publisher continues with its strategy of developing games based on Japanese licenses, such as the previously announced Goldorak and two games based on Taito franchise.
Originally released in the early 90’s on Japanese soil as an arcade game, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is an arcade/platformer, playable solo or in cooperation. This new iteration of the game, developed by Mr. Nutz Studio (Toki, Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!), will invite players to go back to the Prehistoric Age and embody Prehistoric Men, ready to do anything to save the women of their tribe.
More than a remake of the arcade version, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will include a handful of new features. For instance, players can expect an original adventure mode containing brand new levels.
Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, said:
“It’s a real honor to offer gamers the chance to rediscover these characters that marked their generation. We have full confidence in Mr. Nutz Studio to bring these little prehistoric men back to life.”
Tosuke Matsuoka, Data East License Producer from G-MODE Corporation, added:
“We have full confidence in Microids and Mr. Nutz Studio 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.”
Enjoy the following screenshots and stay tuned for more!