Recently, a press release was distributed by a Wisdom Tree staffer concerning the re-release of a 20-year old Bible-themed 16-bit video game called Super 3D Noah's Ark. Considering the notoriety of the source material, this raised several questions, particularly about just how involved the original developer, Wisdom Tree, actually was in the re-release.
A party has now come forth that should answer such queries: Piko Interactive is the outfit that is responsible for producing the new cartridges and other materials, as led by Eleazar "Eli" Galindo Navarro. Keen observers of the retro gaming scene may remember him as the one responsible for a successful Kickstarter project to create a new 16-bit Super Nintendo Multicart.
It turns out that Eli has procured the license for Ark from Wisdom Tree; and, if current clues are to be believed, he will likely be the one behind the re-release of future Wisdom Tree catalog games as well. His hope, additionally, is to achieve a physical cartridge release for games that never reached original production.
For those interested in ordering the SNES Multicart or the new re-release of Super 3D Noah's Ark, both are available at Piko's online store. Piko Interactive can also be found on Twitter @PikoInteractive.
Eric Bailey blogs at NintendoLegend.com, where he is reviewing every American-released NES video game. He also serves as Editor-In-Chief of retro gaming features site 1MoreCastle.com, and can be followed on Twitter @Nintendo_Legend.