Some retro video games are so legendarily bad they become infamous in Japan, being branded as a “kusoge” (which translates to “crap”, or a less family-friendly expletive if you’re feeling spicy). Chief among these is Hoshi wo Miru Hito, a science fiction RPG developed for the Famicom by Another and published by HOT B in Japan way back in 1987.
Many had presumed it was lost to time, but now the legendary kusoge is coming back with a Nintendo Switch port.
The game is set in a cyberpunk future where every day people have psychic abilities. The game’s infamy is due in part to the slow movement speed and punishing early difficulty, where the player can get a game over within a minute of starting the game, as highlighted in the port’s trailer above.
In a surprising twist the new port also has an English website, suggesting the game could even get an official localization for the first time, allowing even more people to experience it, for better or worse. You’ll know for sure when the game launches via the Switch eShop this summer.