Interplay’s to release new versions of ancient scrapper Clayfighter for Wii and DSi, the company’s confirmed.
Both games will release next summer.
The title originally released for SNES in 1993, and was followed by a Mega Drive version in 1994.
PR after the break.
INTERPLAY TO UPDATE CLAYFIGHTER FOR PLAY ON Wii & NINTENDO DSi
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, September 10, 2009 – Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC BB:IPLY) today announced it will update Clayfighter for play on Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™.
Clayfighter will be developed for Interplay by StudioBlack Games’ Eric Hart, original programmer of Clayfighter for Super NES™. Interplay CEO Hervé Caen commented, “We are very enthusiastic to resurrect Clayfighter’s crazy characters and unique humor. Eric Hart’s involvement in the previous Clayfighter titles makes StudioBlack the logical choice to give this classic franchise a well-deserved makeover.” Fans can expect improved graphics and revamped game play to take advantage of Nintendo’s current generation hardware.
Clayfighter is planned for a Summer 2010 release via digital download through Nintendo’s WiiWare™ and DSiWare™ services.
About Studio Black Games
StudioBlack Games was created in 2007 by Eric Hart, a 20 year veteran of the games industry. Prior to forming StudioBlack, Eric has been involved with a very long history of titles including Kings Quest V, Clayfighter, and MX vs ATV Untamed. StudioBlack Games is focused on small teams doing big things. Since its creation, the company has programmed Crayola Colorful Journey for Wii, and has also contributed technology to Nintendo DS™ and Wii titles including Deadly Creatures on Wii.
About Interplay Entertainment
Founded in 1983, Interplay Entertainment is a developer, publisher and licensor of video game software headquartered in Southern California. The company has produced and licensed titles for many of the most popular interactive entertainment software platforms in the action/arcade, adventure/RPG and strategy/puzzle categories. Its portfolio of well-recognized Intellectual Properties includes Battlechess, Clayfighter, Dark Alliance, Descent, Earthworm Jim, Freespace, Giants, Messiah, MDK, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice. Interplay also holds exclusive distribution rights to certain existing Fallout and Redneck Rampage titles.