Digitally and physically
Dotemu has made a name for itself as of late for being a pretty reliable developer/publisher of sequels to, and remakes of, classic games from the ’90s. Last year’s Streets of Rage 4 is still one of the best games I’ve played this generation, and I can’t wait to see how Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge turns out. But before that hits, the company is giving players a one-two punch of some classic run’n’gun games from the 16-bit era of consoles.
On June 29, Dotemu and LucasFilm Games are bringing Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC as a combo pack. The last time either of these titles saw the light of day was back on the Nintendo Wii when they released on Virtual Console. This time around, the games will ship with some new features, including a quick save option, gallery of previously unreleased artwork, video interview with the original developers, and achievements.
If you’ve never tried these games and are looking for more local co-op titles, I highly suggest checking them out. While Ghoul Patrol may not have aged all that well, Zombies Ate My Neighbors is an eternal joy. You can pick up both games digitally for $14.99, but if you’d rather have a hard copy, Limited Run Games is handling the physical release and will announce details on when it’ll open for preorders at a later date.