The game, which was lost 28 years ago, is still being released in November

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made 28 years ago Timepiece Aquario – and was never published. Development began at Westone in 1992 for arcade machines based on Sega System 18. Developed by co-founder Ryuichi Nishizawa, the game was supposed to be a historic landmark, akin to games like Wonder Boy.

Clockwork Aquario pushed the system to its limits with its graphics, the publisher said today. At that time, fighting games and 3D games were very popular and for reasons not discussed in detail, Clockwork Aquario’s publication was canceled at the time.

The time has finally come for Clockwork Aquario to appear. The digital release in Europe is scheduled for November 30th for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. There are physical copies at Strictly Limited Games.

The source code is back, if not in its entirety

SEGA will publish the game together with ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games. The initiative came from Strictly Limited Games, where they went looking for clues to “Tokeijikake no Aquario” three years ago and finally found what they were looking for.

The source code could not be fully recovered, as the music and some graphics were missing. They have worked on it together with former members of Westone and are now actually going to publish Clockwork Aquario.


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