Clockwork Aquario double vinyl soundtrack preorders open

Jerry on 2021-08-30
Long lost arcade platformer Clockwork Aquario is finally seeing a release nearly three decades after development began.

Japanese dev team Westone was nearing completion on the arcade title in 1993, built on the Sega System 18 arcade board. But work on Clockwork Aquario was halted due to poor response from location testers desiring newfangled 3D graphics. Work on the game was headed by Wonder Boy series designer Ryuichi Nishizawa, with music by Wonder Boy in Monster World composer Shinichi Sakamoto.

Clockwork Aquario is due out on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, published by ININ Games on November 30th in Europe and December 14th in North America.

The Collector's Edition ships with a physical edition of the platformer, hardcover artbook, and 2-CD soundtrack and arrangement album set. Original compositions are by Shinichi Sakamoto, with arrangements by Shogun, USK and Blasterhead. Also available for preorder is a double picture disc analog record release of the soundtrack and arrangements.

Shipping is estimated for November or December. From the product page:
Clockwork Aquario was the last arcade game ever developed by the legendary Westone Bit Entertainment in 1992, but was never finished. The game was thought to be lost in time, but Strictly Limited Games set out on the mission to dig deep into video game archeology and save Clockwork Aquario from being lost in time. Beautiful pixel art and vibrant colors with three unique characters: Huck Londo, the daring ghost hunter, Elle Moon, the brave adventuress and Gush, the warmhearted giant robot.
Strictly Limited - CLOCKWORK AQUARIO Soundtrack (PICTURE DISC 2xLP)