Publisher Bitwave Games has announced Gimmick! Special Edition, a new release of the 1992 classic SUNSOFT game.
Gimmick! Special Edition is coming to Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 sometime later in 2022. A physical release is also planned via Clear River Games, and the game will be playable at this year’s Gamescom next week.
Here’s a new teaser trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Gimmick! was originally released on the NES in 1992 in Japan and Scandinavia. The game follows the story of a small green youkai named Yumetaro who’s mistaken as a toy and then given as a birthday present to a young girl. One night, the girl gets kidnapped by her other toys who are jealous of Yumetaro, and brings her to the land of Gimmick! Your quest is to maneuver through a variety of levels and use your special star-shooting power to defeat enemies and save the day.
Gimmick! Special Edition includes brand new bonus features such as achievements, time attack mode, save, load, and rewind functions, a gallery mode, and more. A physical version will also be available, published by our Freemode friends at Clear River Games. The developer of Gimmick! Special Edition, City Connection, is handling the publishing of the game in Japan.