Croc: Legend of the Gobbos HD Remaster In The Works
An HD remaster of Argonaut Games’ Croc: Legend of the Gobbos is currently in development, based on the latest information.
According to Twitter user aerobatic, the 1997 PlayStation/Saturn/PC platformer, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, is getting an HD remaster. He stated that the project is in early development, and that the news might be a little premature to share.
At this point, it’s unclear whether this will be a fresh paint of coat or a more thorough re-envisioning of the original platformer from 1997. Given that the original is well over two decades old, simply re-doing the asset work and giving it a visual facelift likely isn’t going to cut it. Though we can’t speak for everyone, we’d certainly be more interested in playing a version that has been updated to be in line with modern standards.
For the uninitiated, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos is a platformer that was developed by Argonaut Games and published by Fox Interactive. It was released in North America in September 1997 for the Sony PlayStation, followed by releases for the Sega Saturn and Microsoft Windows later in the same year. The game takes place in the fictional Gobbo Valley and follows the adventures of Croc, a young crocodile who embarks on a mission to rescue a group of adorable creatures called Gobbos from the clutches of the evil magician Baron Dante.
The development of the game began after a successful collaboration between Argonaut and Nintendo. Argonaut had previously created the Super FX chip for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which was used in games like Star Fox to render 3D polygonal environments.
Initially, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos was pitched to Nintendo as a prototype for a 3D platform game featuring Yoshi from Nintendo’s Super Mario series. However, Nintendo ultimately rejected the proposal, leading to the end of their partnership. Argonaut then re-imagined the game as an original property.