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ActRaiser Renaissance (2021) Game Information

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Square Enix, Sonic Powered


Square Enix


Action (2D Platformer), Strategy (Simulation)


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Nintendo Network, PlayStation Network

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In September of 2021, Square-Enix both stealth-announced and stealth-released a ground-up remake of “ActRaiser,” dubbed “ActRaiser Renaissance” (“Renaissance”) for PC, PlayStation 4 and Switch (and mobile, as if anyone cares). This caught me completely off-guard, as “ActRaiser,” which was released as a SNES launch title in 1991 (complete with its picture on the back of the console’s box), was one of my favorite SNES games. “ActRaiser” received but one horrendously miss-managed sequel in 1993 before the IP was put on ice for decades.

That ice, however, wasn’t particularly glacial, as the original developer, Quintet, tried (unsuccessfully) to ‘remix’ the two ‘ActRaiser’ games into a unified game called “Solo Crisis,” which not only released on the fail...

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