ClayFighter Remastered shapeshifts onto PC in 2016

Ready or not, a new ClayFighter is coming to PC next year that will include over 20 characters and new fighting mechanics.

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ClayFighter will be making a comeback on PC in 2016, Interplay and Drip Drop Games have announced today.

ClayFighter Remastered will include a number of iconic characters from the original game series, including Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Hoppy, Earthworm Jim, Boogerman, Tiny, and more. The game will feature over 20 characters as well as 20 familiar environments to fight in.

The upcoming brawler will improve on the original’s game mechanics by introducing double jumping, air dashing, counters, and reversals with each character having their own unique supers and “Claytality” moves. Those aren’t the only improvements being made to ClayFighter Remastered as the game will also include remastered audio and high-resolution visuals.

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    March 2, 2015 8:15 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, ClayFighter Remastered shapeshifts onto PC in 2016

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      March 2, 2015 8:19 AM

      W... what? ClayFighter? This is one of the most bizarre remastering efforts I've ever heard of unless someone is working on Captain Blood.

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        March 2, 2015 8:59 AM

        We need Cool Spot HD.

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          March 2, 2015 9:18 AM

          Phantasy Star HD. :((((

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            March 2, 2015 11:16 AM

            I'd back this Kickstarter instantly.

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              March 2, 2015 11:18 AM

              We will see another Phantasy Star game as soon as Phantasy Star Online 2 hits North America.

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                March 2, 2015 11:33 AM

                Was thinking more of the original RPGs on the Genesis.

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                  March 2, 2015 11:47 AM

                  I know. I just think that Sega has abandoned the series.

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                    March 2, 2015 12:22 PM

                    Not sure it really needs to be un-abandoned though. As much as I'd instant-back something for nostalgia's sake, I think we're going overboard on reviving old ideas. Yeah, they were good, but are we really out of new ideas with the massive indie push we've had in recent years? I would assume by now some of those new gameplay mechanics and storytelling concepts would start to show up in newer games, but we're just getting retread of old IP.

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      March 2, 2015 8:20 AM

      The only game this decade to feature Earthworm Jim.

      And that's terrible.

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      March 2, 2015 9:17 AM

      Interplay still exists?

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        March 2, 2015 9:20 AM

        Not really. I think it is like how Atari technically exists but has little to do with that the name means to us.

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          March 2, 2015 9:22 AM

          Also if they do they should be working on re-releasing all those great Star Trek games they made. I'd also love it if they released whatever they had of Secret of Vulcan Fury before it got cancelled.

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            March 2, 2015 9:40 AM

            Interplay has been open to licensing its games. So its possible but there are rights issues from the Star Trek side that might make that impossible. From people I knew that worked on Secret of Vulcan Fury, there was some hope that the records were going to be used in an animated show at one time but that never worked out. Now the recordings may have been lost.

            For a glimpse of the game, check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds_XKnhjRfA

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          March 2, 2015 9:35 AM

          Its not at all the same thing as Atari. Herve Caen has been investing in Interplay since 1997 and took ownership of it in 2001 via Titus which he also was the majority stockholder. Its the same company with only 2 owners. The problem is Herve Caen is terrible at running companies.

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        March 2, 2015 10:55 AM

        I remember when Interplay closed. Their motto was "for gamers, by gamers" and thats when I realized just being an enthusiast wasn't enough to do good business. Whenever I see that tagline used with a company I watch to see if they fail, and they usually do. "For _____, by ______".

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          March 2, 2015 10:57 AM

          Not a fan of FUBU clothing I take it?

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          March 2, 2015 11:36 AM

          Sad, but true. It usually means a niche, and won't be able to be financially successful over its development costs.

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          March 2, 2015 11:51 AM

          there is a reason Brian Fargo is working through crowd funding these days

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            March 2, 2015 12:25 PM

            Is it a totally different reason than why Pebble is working through crowd funding these days?

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              March 2, 2015 12:49 PM

              not sure. Brian has said he does it because it not only gives him cash up front but it forces an engagement with the community.

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          March 2, 2015 11:52 AM

          I always think of Valve as a "for gamers, by gamers" kind of company.

          Except they're also a "for gamers, by gamers & businessmen," kind of company too.

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        March 2, 2015 11:33 AM

        As a vanity name for Titus Interactive, I guess.

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          March 2, 2015 11:46 AM

          Titus closed up shop ages ago.

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            March 2, 2015 11:56 AM

            Titus acquired Interplay in 2001, then Titus (and new Interplay) CEO Herve Caen shut down everything that made Interplay worthwhile. Then in 2005 Titus transferred all their IP rights to Interplay (now basically Titus).

            Dude has a knack for failure.

            Granted, Brian Fargo was not doing very well before he left either, but at least they were seen as a fairly reliable producer of well received games. There probably wasn't room for a small publisher like Interplay in the early 2000s.

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      March 2, 2015 11:01 AM

      I remember having fun with it but it never felt that great. Bizarre it's getting this treatment.

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        March 2, 2015 1:31 PM

        Fighting games have be revitalized as of late thanks to Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat, and Killer Instinct. There are a number of other fighting series I'd love to see brought back (like Rival Schools), although I'll gladly take ClayFighter.

        For now.

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          March 2, 2015 1:48 PM

          That may have been true when Street Fighter IV first came out but there have been some notable flops since then, especially with re-masters like Darkstalkers and Super Street Fighter Hyper Fighting, that I would think would make anyone pause on the business side.

          Did Clayfighters ever have a big fanbase? I always considered it a weird, no blood, poor man's alternative to Mortal Kombat.

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      March 2, 2015 11:12 AM

      Remember Blockbuster tournament?


      Turtles+clayfighter?

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      March 2, 2015 11:49 AM

      Ickybod Clay ... VERSUS... TAFFY!

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      March 2, 2015 12:01 PM

      YEEESSSS!!!! How is this a PC exclusive? What trickery is afoot?

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        March 2, 2015 1:29 PM

        My guess is it's probably much cheaper to offer this on Steam than it would be any of the major game consoles.