THE COMPANY IS BEST KNOWN FOR ITS CLASSIC GAMES RELEASED IN THE 80S AND 90S
Classic Japanese developer Sunsoft has announced a virtual event for next week, where it plans to show off titles coming in 2022 and 2023.
The showcase will take place on the company’s YouTube channel at 1:00PM PDT / 9 PM BST on August 18.
“Although we have been quiet for some time, many things have been happening behind the scenes,” said Yuichi Ochi, general manager of Sunsoft. “We are very excited to be able to finally share our vision for the rebirth of Sunsoft with fans old and new.”
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.
It had several arcade hits in the early 1980s, such as Arabian, Ikki and Kangaroo. On July 25, 1985, it released the first Famicon title Super Arabian in Japan under the Sunsoft brand.
Sunsoft is perhaps best known in the west for its Batman title, often known by fans as “Sunsoft Batman”
Sunsoft has been quiet as of late, with the company’s last published games arriving in 2018, Dark Eclipse for PSVR and Shanghai Refresh for Nintendo Switch.