New Pocky & Rocky game for the Switch

New Pocky & Rocky game for the Switch

September 9, 2020 1 By retrogamingdev

It’s nice in 2020 when we can get some unexpected news that is in the form of a revival of a great 16-bit series. In this case, we just found that that publisher Taito and developer Natsume Atari have announced a new game in the Pocky & Rocky series set to land on the Nintendo Switch.

If you have never played the Pocky & Rocky games on the Super Nintendo, you have been missing out on some true gems in that system’s library. The games featured bright and colorful sprite work paired with a fun top down style of gameplay. Roll in the fact that you can play two player co-op, you ended up with a sweet game package that was very fun to play.

Gameplay for Pocky & Rocky

In Japan, this series on the Super Famicom was known as KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle, which is a tough one to say outloud. The franchise was based off a 1986 arcade game. The series had 2 games released, the last being released in 1994.

What do you think about this announcement? Are you excited to see another Pocky & Rocky game?

Source: Gematsu