Forget the Year of Luigi being extended into 2014, Namco Bandai is basically making 2014 the year of Wonder Momo. Now for those of you who don’t know, Wonder Momo is an old IP of Namco Bandai’s originally released for Japanese arcade machines in 1987 and later ported to the Turbografx-16 and Wii Virtual console. Unfortunately it never made it to the states, presumably because of its anime influences deemed too “strange” by the standards of the day. Those fools.
Well after being dormat for so long save a web-comic adaptation from author Jim Zub and artist Omar Dogan via Namco Bandai’s ShiftyLook media site, the franchise will be reborn in 2014. Based on the web-comic, a new anime will air this Feburary with English subbed episodes coming to you via CrunchyRoll.
Most exciting perhaps is that WayForward Technologies will be releasing a new Wonder Momo game early this year for PC and Android systems. Consoles are being considered but it all depends on how the previously mentioned versions do in the market.