Monday, May 30, 2016

Let's Just Not and Say We Did

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but LJN, the toy company turned game company that was the bane of NES owners throughout the late 1980s, is back from the dead.

Image from Hardcore Gaming 101
"It was not by MY hand that I was given flesh! I was sent here by humans, who wish to pay ME tribute!"

It's not all doom and gloom, though. CollectorVision only has the rights to the LJN and Acclaim brands, not the horrible, horrible games they published, so with any luck the new crop of games bearing the brands will be less awful than the ones released in the 1980s and 1990s. Here's what the undead Acclaim plans to release for the Super NES in the near future...

"Justice Beaver?" Really? That's the name you're going with? At least the game itself looks solid, with the color-drenched visuals that people have come to expect from the Super Nintendo. CollectorVision also plans to release Exidy arcade games for the older ColecoVision. Granted, most of those games are already available for the ColecoVision, but they'll be adding Hard Hat and possibly Rip Cord to the system's library. Chiller [warning: gross stuff in that link] seems like a long shot, but stranger things have happened!

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