Back in December 2016, we covered the announcement of a new game being developed for the Super Nintendo called Unholy Knight, and in February 2017, we also reported on the subsequent Kickstarter campaign for the game. Unfortunately, the campaign, which ended on March 17, wasn’t as successful as we had all hoped for, raising $23,072 of its target goal of $52,500. However, thanks to the help of Retroism, the game is now available for pre-order, and a release date has been set.
Originally shown off at the RETRO.HK (Hong Kong Vintage Game Expo) in 2016, Unholy Knight: The Darkness Hunter is a 2D one-on-one fighting game being developed by NU GAIA (ex-SNK staffers who are known for the Samurai Showdown and The King of Fighters series). The game is one or two player with six playable characters to choose from, each with their own unique fighting style and weapons. The game’s backstory focuses on a group of monster hunters who track down vampires, werewolves, and other creatures. There are also four game modes to choose from: story, versus, survival, and practice.
Going under the name of Retroism Unholy Knight: The Darkness Hunter, the game is now available on Amazon to pre-order with a planned release date of June 19, 2017. The game, which will come in on NTSC cartridge format, and accompanied by an instruction manual, will cost $49.99. Unfortunately, the game is available to US customers only, but, hopefully, it will be available worldwide soon after–waiting a while for the localization, just like in the Super Nintendo’s hey day. According to the game’s sales description, it is set to be the first new Super Nintendo 2D fighting game in decades, and with a whopping 32 MB of memory, it is certainly going to be the largest.
Source: Nintendo Life