In recent weeks, Hamster Corporation has experienced some minor setbacks due to the suspension of the CERO (Computer Entertainment Rating Agency) in Japan. Apart from a reshuffle in its development schedule, it appears to be business as usual for the company.
In the coming months, it will be adding a handful of Data East classics to its Arcade Archives collection on the Nintendo Switch. These games include BurgerTime (1982), the top-down racer Burnin' Rubber (1982), the sci-fi shmup Darwin 4078 (1986), and the beat 'em up, Trio The Punch: Never Forget Me (1990).
According to Japanese Nintendo, these titles were confirmed during Hamster’s 247th Arcade Archiver livestream. No release dates were provided, and there's no guarantee they'll show up any time soon, due to the disruptions. This week's Arcade Archives release was Tube Panic, which you can read more about in our previous post.