In 1992, while North American gamers were enjoying the fresh new release of
The Legend of Zelda: a Link to
the Past, Square was releasing another sequel in Japan.
Hanjuku Hero: Aa, Sekaiyo Hanjukunare, the follow up
to 1988's subtitle-free Hanjuku Hero, lands
role-playing adventurers in
a heated quarrel between the kingdom of Arumamuun and the attacking Kanjuku Army. A comedy
parodying Final Fantasy IV characters, this
adventure is now seeing a re-release on Square's handheld system of choice, the Wonderswan Color.
Fans need not fear an exact replica of the original; the title is receiving a major visual
rehaul as well as an additional twelve summon spells. Included in this barrage of enhanced
features is a peculiar one titled
"Eating Couple," where harm is induced by featuring a
middle-aged couple eating. Square has offered
December 2002 as the expected Japanese release date for the handheld remake.