It’s that time again: the twentieth anniversary of Epic Meganews Issue 2! This time there was rather more to be said about Jazz 1, though the issue was understandably frontloaded with Traffic Department 2192’s release:
Coming Soon: JAZZ JACKRABBIT
Abracadabra! Epic is about to pull a rabbit out of its hat, and this little bunny carries a big gun. Jazz Jackrabbit is speedier than a hedgehog and more fun than going to hell! :-)
Our hero Jazz is on a mission to save bunny babe Eva Earlong, and he’ll go up against a cast of thousands of enemies in order to save his girl.
We’re not giving an official release date for Jazz, but we will put out a special issue of MegaNews as soon as it’s available. We just didn’t want to tarnish our excellent reputation with release dates… Not! :-)
- Jazz’s BONUS STAGE features ultra high-tech 3D graphics!
- Find ultra-cool weapons, such as the Bouncy Bullets and the LFG 2000!
- 60 frames-per-second scrolling. Whoa boy, this is FAST!
- A truly rocking soundtrack!
Since Issue #1 announced Epic Baseball was delayed, and Issue #2 announced OMF 2097 was delayed, their reputation indeed could little handle the tarnishing. :) Anyway, that’s the first real info the world got! A couple lawyer-friendly references to Sonic and Doom, one questionable figure (“thousands” of enemies would mean at minimum roughly fifty-six enemies per normal level, which seems unlikely), and a whole bunch of excitement. Only a month and a half left to go!
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.