Microids is working on a remake of Joe & Mac, a 16-bit platformer that was popular back in the early 1990s. The publisher has enlisted Mr. Nutz Studio and will release it in 2022. Going
Advertised as ‘more than a remake of the arcade version,’ Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will include new features including an adventure mode with brand new levels.
In 1991, Data East released Caveman Ninja in Japanese arcades before making its way West as Joe & Mac on NES, SNES, Game Boy and more consoles. A sequel launched in 1994 called Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics on SNES and was added to Nintendo Switch Online in 2019 alongside its predecessor. As the titular duo, you must embark into the wild and save a pair of cavewoman from another tribe.
“It’s a real honour 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” says Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids.
“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,” says Tosuke Matsuoka, Data East License Producer from G-MODE Corporation. “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these two characters, and their return will delight old fans and new players alike.”