The classic arcade title returns as an online brawler.
The NES produced two kind of children: those who conquered Ghosts 'N Goblins and those who were broken by it. The fierce platformer exploited many fears, with a single attack rendering the hero nearly naked in the chill night. If therapy has allowed you to handle your NES-based childhood traumas, then you might be ready for the new Ghosts 'N Goblins Online that's recently appeared on Steam Greenlight. Developed by the Korean Seed9 Games and published by Capcom, it appears to take the classic hard-as-nails platformer and turns it into a co-op dungeon brawler.
Ghosts 'N Goblins Online adds a bit to the original formula. Seed9 promises a "variety of splendid attack skills, an expanded moving range in every direction, and all the redesigned and newly created monsters in 3D environment [sic]." While the details are still a bit vague, the trailers show off different classes, each with special moves and attacks. Players can congregate in social hub zones before heading off to tackle the co-op stages.
Those craving for the difficulty of the original can run stages in the Demonic Dimension, where a single hit will have you fighting in your heart-bespeckled boxers. "Just like the original title, just one hit by a monster makes you almost naked and unarmored, just underwear," the Greenlight promises, "but you can still fight until the second hit which takes your life away."
If slicing up demons isn't enough for you, you can try your hand against your fellow man in "skill-based PvP combat". Up to six players can fight at once in 3v3 matches, but 1v1 duals are available as well.
Additional details, such as release date and how the F2P scheme will work are not yet available.
Source: Steam Greenlight