Capcom will resurrect
a pair of demonic platformers from its back catalog next week with the launch of Demon's Crest
and Gargoyle's Quest 2
for the Nintendo eShop.
Both games star Ghosts 'n Goblins series antagonist Firebrand, and both feature side-scrolling action bolstered by action-RPG elements. Firebrand navigates an RPG-like overworld in between difficult platforming sequences in 1992's Gargoyle's Quest 2
for the NES, while the 1994 SNES series finale Demon's Crest
takes a more open-ended approach, challenging players to return to previously-explored levels as they uncover hidden items and pursue multiple endings.
Capcom's upcoming eShop re-releases will premiere at a significant discount compared to their current aftermarket prices. Cartridge-only copies of Demon's Crest
are hovering around $100 on eBay these days, and Gargoyle's Quest 2
is approaching $70. 3DS and Wii U owners get Gargoyle's Quest 2
for $4.99 next week, and Demon's Crest
will hit the Wii U eShop exclusively for $7.99.
(For the record, I sold my cartridge of Gargoyle's Quest 2
for $10 and complete-in-box (sob)
copy of Demon's Crest
for around $20 years ago. I regret my mistakes.)
[Image: Capcom / VG Museum]