Do you remember Kenseiden? Released in 1988, it was an action-platformer for the Sega Master System about a samurai named Hayato who sets off on a quest to retrieve a set of stolen scrolls and the sword of the Dragon Lord.
Well, now a tiny group of homebrew developers (including Master Linkuei and Edmo Caldas) are making a new 16-bit follow-up to the game for the Sega Mega Drive 35 years later, with the team recently sharing an update online.
As the update reveals, Kenseiden: Hayato's Journey (as the follow-up is called) is being built with Earok's Scorpion Engine, a popular set of creation tools for the Commodore Amiga and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It will include new enemies, levels, and bosses, a kunai item, and refined combat, in addition to horseback-riding stages where players have to leap hurdles while travelling between locations (clearly a nod to Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master).
It's all looking very promising from what we can see, and we can't wait to get our hands on a demo in the future. We'll try and keep you updated as more information and footage becomes available.