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Canceled arcade game Clockwork Aquario releasing soon

Last summer, we learned that Clockwork Aquario — a canceled arcade game developed by Westone Bit Entertainment — was finally going to see the light of day.

Publishers Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games, announced Clockwork Aquario to be released in 2020, but now the publishers have said it will release in Q2 2021 in both digital and physical forms for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The announcement accompanied the game’s first teaser trailer (see above), which introduces the game’s three main characters in Huck Londo, Elle Moon and the giant robot Gush.

Clockwork Aquario was the last arcade title ever developed by Westone Bit Entertainment — of Wonder Boy/Monster World fame — in 1993, but was never finished. The game was thought to be lost in time, but Strictly Limited Games was able to save Clockwork Aquario from being lost forever, the press release read.

Limited and exclusive physical editions

Three limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games.

  • The Limited Edition for PS4 is available for $35. (Switch is already sold out.)
  • The Collector’s Edition is priced at $82.99 and includes amongst others an Acrylic Diorama, 2x soundtrack (original & remix), an Arcade Coin (100-yen-style) and character cards.
  • The Ultra Collector’s Edition is available for $152.99 and includes everything from the CE and even more cool items like a beautiful 18cm figurine of Elle, Huck and Gush and a Shikishi. 

Clockwork Aquario was developed by Westone Bit Entertainment and is published by Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games. It will release on the PS4 and Switch in Q2 2021.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. He's also an avid pro wrestling fan, and it's still real to him, dammit.

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