Mad Gear Games, the masterminds behind one of our favorite retro throwbacks of 2017; A Hole New World, (currently available on Xbox One & PC) has announced a new title they’re currently developing. Concept Artist Juanito Medina has been busy teasing us with character designs on Twitter the past few weeks. We couldn’t confirm what game the artwork was for, but after getting in contact with Mad Gear Games, it turns out it’s for a new title – Kemono Heroes. There isn’t any info on what consoles it will come out for or a set release date yet, but I’m sure we will be getting some info soon.
The story begins with “Tsukigami, the Moon God. He is furious at the inhabitants of the forest and has transformed all of them into stone. The 4 Animal Ninja Masters are the only ones that can fight against Tsukigami’s hordes of evil spirit minions to reach Mt Fuji and confront him in time to break his magic spell.” It’s going to be 1-4 player local co-op with a number of different features, including:
- 5 Worlds with 3 sub stages each
- 4 Different Characters, each with their own unique abilities: Fudemaru (the fox), Hanako (the squirrel), Yu (the monkey), and Miyuki (the cat)
- Different weapons and powers to unlock and upgrade
If you want to gain early access, Mad Gear Games is currently running a contest. The first 50 players to beat A Hole New World on Steam and unlock the Good Ending, will receive access to biweekly releases and a free copy of the game when it launches. If you already own A Hole New World, you also have the chance to win a NES (yes, that NES) copy of the game, if you’re the first to unlock all the achievements.
A Hole New World was a pleasant surprise. I miss the old school 2D-beat em up arcade games, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men. I’m a fan of the classics, and Mad Gear Games has already proven their passion for them. I have no doubt they’re going to deliver another gem with Kemono Heroes when it releases in the future. – NVJ
- A Hole New World is currently available on Steam & Xbox One, with a PS4 release coming soon.