No, not G.I. Joe
Limited Run Games has revealed that the long-lost Jaguar CD/PC game American Hero, which was restored and released on PC in 2021 by Ziggurat Interactive and Empty Clip Studios, is heading to Switch in physical form. Pre-orders for this physical release open on June 3rd, 2022.
The standard edition of this release is priced at $35 and gets you a game card and box. The Limited Deluxe Edition is $65 and includes the following:
- Physical Copy of American Hero for Nintendo Switch
- 18” x 24” American Hero Poster
- American Hero Float Pen
When pre-orders open on June 3rd, 2022, you’ll be able to snag your version of choice here. As for more details on American Hero in general, check out the PR blurb below.
American Hero is the never-released outrageous and unforgettable FMV game that lets you play as the star in an over-the-top 1990s Hollywood action movie. Get a babysitter for the kids, this game is a madcap, mile-a-minute spree of spies, dives, and gun-toting bad guys that will have you on the edge of your seat.
You take on the role of Jack, a handsome, jaded former intelligence officer pulled out of his retired life as a strip club patron for one last mission to stop the villainous virologist Krueger, who plans to unleash a mind-controlling virus on the unsuspecting citizens of L.A. Everyone is out to kill Jack now that he’s hot on Krueger’s trail, and he’ll need to use his mind, muscles, and mojo to stay alive long enough to stop Kruger’s plot. Your spur-of-the-moment decisions will help or hinder Jack as he tries to find and protect the only scientist who has the cure to counter Krueger’s deadly bioweapon.
A restoration and remaster of a game lost to time for over 25 years, American Hero was originally designed for the Atari Jaguar CD as a “playable movie” with a groundbreaking, more fluid presentation than the FMV games of its time. The game features the talents of professional actors, including Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show, Johnny Got His Gun), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, Final Destination), and Musetta Vander (O Brother, Where Art Thou, Wild Wild West). For this restoration, Timothy Bottoms reprises his role in newly recorded voiceover of Jack’s inner thoughts heard throughout the game.
This restoration was rebuilt from the ground up with new game logic that delivers on the ambitious promise of the original game. In addition to the substantial archive of footage, this edition includes new voicework from star Timothy Bottoms to complete the original script and complete the American Hero experience for the first time.
An explosive and adult-oriented Hollywood production with intense action, spicy encounters, and gut-busting laughs A winding player-directed plot with multiple paths and endings A unique FMV format that plays smoothly like watching a film The return of Hollywood actor Timothy Bottoms as Jack with newly recorded voiceover