Gex is making its re-debut on modern consoles for a whole new audience. This time, publisher Limited Run Games will re-release the three titles in the franchise, Gex, Gex: Enter the Gecko, and Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Though an official release date has not been set, the developers have teased that it will come in the near future.
The game is being ported to modern consoles using the Carbon Engine, a popular development tool that helps developers port old games to new platforms. The original Gex is a platforming game originally released in 1995 and served as the mascot for Crystal Dynamics, which is still creating games today, most recently, Shadow of The Tomb Raider. Take a look at the re-release trailer for Gex below.
Limited Run Games originally announced the re-release of the nostalgic title on their Twitter account yesterday.
Those old enough to remember the boisterous gecko probably also remember that his popularity was dwarfed by other gaming mascots like Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog and Nintendo’s Mario. However — for those that did play the original trilogy with the wisecracking gecko for the original PlayStation or N64, the idea that you can re-live the game or show the game to a new generation of players is nostalgia worth caring about.
Online reception seems to be mostly positive, with many having fond memories of Gex when they played the game as children. Though lambasted in its day to some extent, it’s great to see lesser-known video gaming characters finally get some shine.
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