Attendees of the Classic Console and Arcade Gaming Show in Cleveland Ohio this weekend were lucky enough to be attending a landmark event. This is the first time in over 20 years that a Turbo Grafx-16 Hu-Card was made available- Atlantean by Aetherbyte Studios. Atlantean is a side scrolling shooter that features rarities on the Turbo Grafx-16 such as parallax scrolling. Atlantean sold out almost immediately.
The cases are created using a 3D printer and it is all assembled by hand. This is the first Hu-Card title released on the NEC console in over 20 years in the United States. The available stock of six Hu-Cards sold out extremely fast, less than a day but an exact time is hard to pinpoint.
Andrew Darovich had this to say about their first Hu-Card release, “We sold out basically immediately, and some people were in complete shock that there was a brand new HuCard game available for purchase. We had a lot of fun showing it off at the CCAG and are looking forward to keeping up with the demand.”
This is not the first, or last, Turbo Grafx-16 title that Aetherbyte have created. Other Turbo Grafx-16 titles in their catalog include Pyramid Plunder (CD-ROM), Insanity (CD-ROM) and Reflectron (Free game).