Update: The game's Switch home screen icon also uses tonatello's artwork:


Original story: 1988 was a very long time ago. In fact, it's last century old. As such, it is fair play if your memories of a game act up and you remember things slightly differently from the cold, harsh reality. For instance, the above image is not from the original Data East classic, but a re-imagination of the game with more detailed sprites made by tonatello.

However if you currently take a quick browse at the official Nintendo page for the game, one might think we are getting some sort of HD remake of the game when the game releases next week on the eShop. Sadly this is not a case, it is just a case of Google image search gone wrong. But the more we look at it, the more we wish it was the real deal...

Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (the proper one) lands on Switch next week on both American and European eShops this March 22. Are you a bad enough dude to pick it up?

[via nintendo.com, tonatello.deviantart.com]