Flying Tiger Entertainment has announced that it is bringing some of Data East's most beloved arcade titles to the Switch.
Over 20 titles are coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam, with the only confirmed game so far being the 1990 fantasy action release Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal). Games are expected to sell for $7.99 each on the eShop.
The really weird part of all of this is that Flying Tiger is using Turbo Technologies Inc. mascot Johnny Turbo to promote this range of games. If you need a reminder of this most embarrassing of company figureheads, check out this rather excellent video summary:
The apparent connection here is that Flying Tiger was founded by Johnny Brandstetter, the brand manager for the TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine) in North America. The character of Johnny Turbo was based on Brandstetter, and we assume that since TTI's collapse in the '90s and Hudson Soft's purchase by Konami in more recent years, he's retained the rights to the character.
Which Data East classics would you like to see come to Switch? Bad Dudes? Midnight Resistance? BurgerTime? Sly Spy? Let us know with a comment.