PIKO Interactive has just finished dusting off the 1998 cult classic platformer Glover for a HD PC re-release.
Based on the N64 versionâ€™s source code â€“ and not the largely detested PSone iteration â€“ itâ€™s due out 20th April on Steam, complete with trading cards and achievements.
Here, you play as a magical wizardâ€™s glove on a quest to retrieve a bunch of magic crystals â€“ handily disguised as rubber balls. Being able to bounce and throw said balls around made for a wildly different experience from most typical 3D platformers of the era. The main character was spritely and well-animated too, able to convey different emotions despite merely being a glove.
A sequel was almost finished â€“ due 1999 on N64, Dreamcast and PSone â€“ but cancelled after a fubar when it came to ordering cartridges from Nintendo. Publisher Hasbro requested 150k copies, but an order for 300k was placed instead, costing over half a million dollars and causing a huge financial blow.
The situation was so bad that it was outright cancelled, although rumour persists that PIKO are looking to release a finished version of this lost sequel in the future.