Nintendo Direct: Out of nowhere, here is a “remastered” version of Actraiser

It is certain, the last Nintendo Direct did not miss surprises. But there is one that we certainly did not see coming, it is the return, topspin, of a legend of the Super Nintendo.

We turn our backs, what, two minutes ?, and Square Enix remakes us the blow of the restored version of a mythical title. Without warning, unlike a Secret of Mana sadly remembered, the publisher did so in the haste. Actraiser Renaissance was announced during the last Nintendo Direct, with almost immediate availability on Nintendo Switch, but also PC, PS4, iOS and Android.

Qualified as a remastered version of the classic Super NES, this new version is displayed with 3D graphics … which will probably not be unanimous. For the rest, however, it’s supposed to be the same soup: a fight against evil alternating 2D action and platforming phases as a knight and village building as a knight. protective angel. At the time, 30 years ago, the game then published by Enix had almost hit hard.

Call me goduuuuu

Here is what we are promised once relieved of 29.99 euros:

  • Remastered 2D graphics deliver great gameplay in HD.
  • Fifteen new musics, as well as the original musics rearranged by Yuzo Koshiro, the composer of Actraiser!
  • New scenarios, expanded action and Creation gameplay, additional action levels, an all-new realm, and a powerful new boss!
  • Auto save and difficulty levels.

Additional segments, extended gameplay possibilities, a revamped soundtrack? This is very interesting on paper. It is joystick in hand that we will judge the interest of such a stealthy reissue. Note that until November 1 at 4:59 p.m., purchasing Actraiser Renaissance on the eShop and Steam allows you to obtain a wallpaper and five tracks from Yuzo Koshiro’s soundtrack; on PS4, a PS4 will be offered.

Well now, if EVO Search for Eden or Soul Blazer could see a resurgence of interest, maybe without a downsizing, once …