Sega's classic sidescrolling brawler Altered Beast is getting a remake for the 3DS eShop. Well, the remake is done and the game is out in Japan, but the rest of the world can still pretend it's "in the works". 3D Altered Beast is an enhanced port of the Genesis version of the game (as opposed to the arcade version) that keeps all the classic elements in place, including werewolf transformations, some odd plot points about Zeus, hordes of winged demons and goat men to punch, and that wonderful "POWER...UP" sound effect.
This new version of Altered Beast features something called "Whimsical Transformation" mode. Or, if you prefer the rejected alternate names: Dokidoki Transformation, Dice Transformation, Random Transformation, or Gamble Transformation. This mode gives you the ability to switch your transformation if you're not happy with your new form. The catch is that both players are transformed when this is activated, no doubt creating some mild slap fights and/or thrown shoe situations since co-op is limited to two local players.
According to producer Yosuke Okunari, adding co-op to 3D Altered Beast wasn't an easy task. There were quite a few technical challenges to overcome, which may sound surprising since the game has been around since, like, forever. 3D Altered Beast is currently available on the Japanese 3DS eShop. A western release hasn't been confirmed, but it doesn't seem like a far-fetched idea.