MadGears Games originally intended for their 8-bit inspired side scroller A Hole New World to launch on consoles along with the PC release back on May 19th. Unfortunately, the game was delayed a bit, and today the studio that the game would now launch on Xbox One on June 9th. Along with the game is a neat, little contest for the first person to unlock all the game’s achievements; A NES Cartridge of the game.
A Hole New World is not a remake of an old NES game by the way. Instead, MadGear Games opted to create the game with heavy inspiration from the 8-bit era and provide this contest for extra incentive. As a result, the first person to unlock all the achievements on Xbox One and contact the studio with evidence, will receive the NES cartridge of the game. Not only is it the first, new NES game to be released in decades, but it will also function with the original NES console. The contest was also issued to PC players on its launch and will be available to PS4 players as well on its launch.
In A Hole New World, we control the Potion Master and must defend the city from being taken over by monsters from the Upside Down World. The game includes four modes; Story, New Game +, Boss Rush and Challenge mode along with over three dozen enemy variants. A Hole New World brings players back to the days of the classic “Nintendo hard” video games. With a long, arching story line with no easy mode and minimal health, you’ll be forced to use all your skill (as well as patience) in order to get through A Hole New World.
For now, the PS4 release date still has not been announced, but players will still be able to try their hand at earning the NES cartridge when it does release. Just as with the PC and Xbox One launches, the winner will be the first person to provide evidence that they earned all the game’s trophies.
Take a look at the announcement trailer and an image of the NES cartridge below.