A remake from the team behind Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All (Mr Nutz Studio), we'll be travelling back in time to join the two cavemen who are on a mission to rescue their wives who have been kidnapped by a rival group! The arcade, Amiga, and Mega Drive/Genesis versions of the game (plus a few other unusual ports) allowed you to choose between two different routes after boss battles, and certain versions of the game also allowed you to play two-player — the latter of which has been confirmed to be a part of this remake.
Here's a summary of what this blast from the past entails from Microids' press release:
When “Rock & Roll” was just rock and “fast food” a dinner running away from you, two cavemen named Joe & Mac were living quiet lives in their peaceful village. Peaceful until a bunch of Neanderthal primates ransack the village and kidnap all the women!
It’s time for our cavemen to go head to head against dangerous dinosaurs and other carnivorous plants to free their beloved wives! Don’t be fooled by these entirely reworked graphics, New Joe & Mac promises to be brutal and completely crazy!
Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio (Toki, Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!) this new iteration of the cult arcade classic will invite players to discover a trustful remake and enriched with an Arcade Mode, offering a remaster of the original game, as well as a longer version of the story mode called Extended. Just like the original game developed for arcade play in the ’90s, New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will offer a local two-player co-op mode. Additionally, the game will also contain a training mode, a boss rush mode and even a speedrun mode!
New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will offer an incredibly fun and complete arcade experience!
Publisher Microids has also shared details on the T-Rex Edition, the physical release of the game. This nifty little collection comes with a handful of goodies to help you relive your arcade-playing days. Here's what it looks like, as well as what you'll be getting if you pick up this version:
- The game New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja
- 2 sticker sheets
- One trading card
- A 3D keychain
We don't have a concrete date yet for the Joe & Mac remake, however, we do know it should be here in November. Time travel takes a while, we hear.
Will you be picking up New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja? Let us know!