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The classic caveman duo returns in New Joe and Mac: Caveman Ninja – Effinate Games


A remake of Joe & Mac, subtitled Caveman Ninja, is coming to modern hardware soon. Microids, a French publisher, originally announced in October 2021 that they were working on developing a new entry in the Joe & Mac series with studio Mr. Nutz Studio. The developer has now released a trailer for the upcoming New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, which will be released sometime in November.

The game launches with a T-Rex Edition, which includes a physical copy of the game, stickers, trading cards based on old promo images, and a 3D key ring. Caveman Ninja is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Steam.

Caveman Ninja will include a brand new design and two new game modes for players to try out. One mode is just a normal arcade run of the game and the other is a longer version of Arcade. There will also be a number of other modes including training, boss rush, score attack and a speedrun mode. However, two-player co-op will be available in Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja the official Microid website does not indicate whether the co-op will operate online or whether it will be co-op.

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The original Joe & Mac game was released in Arcades in 1991 and featured two cavemen who travel the prehistoric lands to fight dinosaurs and rescue cavewomen. The game proved popular due to its absurd presentation and fun platforming. The game was then ported to the NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Gameboy. The game proved successful enough to spawn two sequels – Congo’s Caper (branded Caveman 2 in Japan) and Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics (also known as Joe & Mac 3 in some parts of the world). The franchise had been largely dormant since 1994, but the original Joe & Mac finally found its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop in 2018.

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