Update: Secret Mode has officially confirmed that, yes, Zool Redimensioned is coming to PS4 on 16th May. But there’s more, as the remake will be bolstered by the addition as several local multiplayer party game modes, including Zool’s Gold, Rool of Zool, and Ball Brawl. That’s all in addition to an upgraded version of the original 1992 campaign, rebuilt for more contemporary audiences.
Original Article: If you had an Amiga – or, to be honest, even a Mega Drive – then you’re probably familiar with the Ninja from the Nth Dimension, Zool. Pegged as a rival to the platforming icons of the early 90s, like Sonic the Hedgehog, this rapid release is perhaps best remembered for its inclusion of Chupa-Chups – but it remains a fine game, and is making a comeback on the PS4.
Zool Redimensioned is already available on Steam, and is a complete rebuild of the classic, with modernised gameplay – although the original 16-bit version is included for the purists among you. Interestingly, this port has been created by a team of young graduates working within Sumo Digital’s Academy, which is basically set up to help wannabe game designers ship their first commercial product.
There’s no Platinum Trophy in the list, but you will have to beat the game a couple of times and best a developer speedrun record to earn that all-important 100 per cent. Pretty tough, then. There’s no release date just yet, but with the gongs already in Sony’s servers, we can’t imagine an official announcement is too far away.