‘Akira’ Latest News & Update: Four Cartridges Of Unreleased Game For GameBoy Found By A Video Game Advocate!
One of the most successful animated films in 1988 is "Akira" and sadly there is no game ever made for this film. But, a game enthusiast Patrick Scott Patterson has managed to get a proto-type unreleased "Akira" title for GameBoy. "Akira" is a Japanese animated film that was released in 1988 directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The film was based on a manga series under the same name which was also written by Katsuhiro Otomo.
What made 'Akira' story a hit?
"Akira" film was about a dystopian Tokyo set in the year 2019, called Neo-Tokyo, which rose after Tokyo was destroyed by a World War III. The city was about to host the Olympic Games when the city had experienced terrorism and gang violence.
The story revolved around the characters of a teenage biker Tetsuo Shima and his psychic abilities. Tetsuo's gang main target was to release "Akira," a psychic prisoner but was being prevented by the several parties.
'Akira' game resurfaced
The unreleased "Akira" game was first discovered last October by the same person Patrick Scott Patterson. According to Nintendo Life, THQ first planned the "Akira" game under SNES and Genesis editions. However, the game was canned and was never released for no reason.
Fortunately, video game advocate Patrick Scott Patterson was able to get by unexpectedly four prototype cartridges of "Akira" along with the other games he purchased. According to Engadget, the game play that Patterson uploaded on YouTube showed two parts on the game: Bike-based level and an awkward combat level.
The bike-based level in "Akira" showcased obstacles that the player must accomplish while riding on the character's motor-bike. On the other hand, the combat level requires punch and kick movement defeating the enemies, but shorter than the character.
Meanwhile, it is obvious that the game "Akira" for GameBoy was abandoned by the developers for no clear reason. Good thing that Patterson plans to pull together the game parts of "Akira" from each cartridge and let "Akira" fans play it as well.