Konami announces Getsu Fuma Den sequel for Switch

Konami revealed GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon on Wednesday throughout Nintendo’s Indie World stream. It’s a surprise revival of a 34-year-old NES-era computer game that was just released in Japan, however will look familiar to fans of 8-bit video games like Castlevania 2: Simon’s Mission, Zelda 2: The Experience of Link, and The Goonies 2.

The initial Getsu Fuma Den was launched on Nintendo’s Famicom in Japan in 1987. The side-scrolling action-adventure video game starred Getsu Fuma, who is on an objective to recuperate his fallen siblings’ swords and eliminate the wicked dragon master Ryukotsuki. The video game included overhead, side-scrolling, and behind-the-back gameplay point of views — and was infamously stated to have actually motivated Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game for NES.

The brand-new video game is explained by Konami as an “Ukiyo-e style roguevania 2D action” video game — implying it has roguelike aspects and a latter-day Castlevania-style structure. In GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, “the seal to the gate of hell has been ripped open and a flood of evil spirits have been released into the world” and Getsu Fuma need to use up arms and fight the restored Ryukotsuki’s satanic forces to secure his clan.

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is being established by indie studio GuruGuru in cooperation with Konami. It’s pertaining to Nintendo Change in 2022 and Windows PC later on this year in a Steam Early Gain access to duration. (Early Gain access to gamers will get access to the initial Getsu Fuma Den on Steam.)

Shin Murato, manufacturer of GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon at Konami, stated in a press release that Early Gain access to “gives us a great opportunity to build a community for GetsuFumaDen and ensure the game is as strong as possible. Throughout this period, we want to utilise user feedback and foster an active discussion to increase the quality of the game. We will work very closely with our community to help bring this game to life through content review, bug fixes, and balancing.”

“We look forward to entering Early Access and actively working in partnership with the community on a title that speaks to our passion about design, visuals, and story,” stated Yuki Yamashita, director at GuruGuru. “We’re excited to hear the community’s feedback with a goal to shape and evolve the game as we move forward in development.”

You can enjoy the launching trailer for GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon at YouTube.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.