Doc Cosmos Manual Coversmaller
Image: Bitmap Soft

As regulars here on Nintendo Life know, we like retro games, and we like new retro as well. It's an ever popular area in which older games or products are revived and given new life; for example, a new Game Boy Color game is coming in 2021.

That is happening courtesy of Bitmap Soft and developer Simon Jameson, who can often be found working on retro hardware coding on Twitch. Doc Cosmos is the game being brought to Game Boy Color as a new release, with some nice packaging that includes a manual and some stickers.

It's a game that was originally on Commodore 64, which has been re-produced and improved now for its new release on GBC. It sounds like its time travel mechanic could be quite fun, too.

In the “present” timeline, Doc will be able to jump with a lot of control, allowing Doc to be controlled in mid-air. In the “past” timeline, however, Doc will look and control differently, being able to jump less high but slightly further forward and with no additional mid-air control, much like early video games. Additionally, some map elements are only present in one timeline and not the other, switch timelines to discover hidden ladders, bridges, and other things to help you get through the map.

Pre-orders for a target delivery in June are open on the Bitmap Soft website, and it's worth clarifying this is an actual Game Boy Color game and will only work in that hardware.

Tempted to dig out some batteries for your old Game Boy Color?