KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle sequel KiKi KaiKai: Kuro Mantle no Nazo announced for Switch

The next game from Tengo Project.

KiKi KaiKai

Publisher Taito and developer Natsume Atari have announced KiKi KaiKai: Kuro Mantle no Nazo (title tentative) for Switch, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. A release date was not announced.

KiKi KaiKai: Kuro Mantle no Nazo is a sequel to the 1992-released Super Nintendo Entertainment System shoot ’em up KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Mantle (known as Pocky & Rocky in the west). It features significantly enhanced graphics while still maintaining a 16-bit taste.

The game is developed by Tengo Project, a development team within Natsume Atari formed of staff that worked on the original game, including Toshiyasu Miyabe. Tengo Project’s previous works include The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors and Wild Guns Reloaded.

“We started work on a sequel with the thought that if we didn’t respond to requests for a remake now, we wouldn’t have the chance in the future considering the staff’s age,” Miyabe told Weekly Famitsu.

“While you may think it’s a remake, it’s a completely new title. It’s loaded with new elements.”

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