Hydlide, one of Japan’s very first action RPGs, was developed and released for the Famicom in 1984. While it certainly was an innovation in the development of Japanese RPGs, it wasn’t released over in USA until 1987, long after audiences had been thoroughly spoiled by Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. Despite its mixed reception, interest in Hydlide has been met with a slight resurgence, thanks to the Angry Video Game Nerd’s review a few years back.
While the game is not remembered too fondly, the original creator Tokihiro Naito, now working for M2, has expressed interest over Twitter in creating a brand new action RPG for the 3DS. Naito has entreated fans to retweet his tweet, and if he is able to rack up 3000 tweets he will make a plea to his boss for the game’s (potential) creation. As of this article’s posting, there have been a total of 621 retweets.
M2 is a company responsible for several ports of classic Sega games onto the 3DS, including 3D Ecco the Dolphin, 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, and the recent import released, 3D Thunderblade.