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Sunsoft, the company behind series like Blaster Master, has announced it will be hosting a new digital event next week on August 18th.

At this event it intends to unveil its plans for titles due out for the remainder of 2022 and also the year ahead. In a PR, Sunsoft general manager, Yuichi Ochi mentioned how the company was "very excited" to finally be able to share its vision for the "rebirth" of Sunsoft - with both new and old fans.

And if you're wondering, yes - "Sunsoft is back", as highlighted in the below video:

Here's some additional PR about Sunsoft's history (via Gematsu):

"SUNSOFT is the video game division of Japanese electronics manufacturer SUNCORPORATION, established in 1971. In October 1978, SUNSOFT began to develop video games in arcades with two titles, Block Challenger and Block Perfect. We had several arcade hits in the early 1980s such as Arabian, Ikki and Kangaroo. On July 25, 1985 we released the first Famicon (NES) title Super Arabian in Japan under the SUNSOFT brand.

"SUNSOFT is known for being a retro-game developer and publisher of such titles as Gimmick!, Blaster Master, Spy Hunter, BATMAN, Tripworld, Ufouria the Saga, and more."

What would you like to see from Sunsoft's upcoming event? If you're not familiar with the company, you can check out some of its work via Hamster's Arcade Archives collection.