Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō was scheduled to be released in North America under the name The Journey Home: Quest For The Throne in late 1993 or early 1994. The project ended up getting cancelled, along with two other Telenet Japan titles, Arcus Spirits (to be called: Arcus Odyssey) and Psycho Dream (to be called: Dream Probe), shortly after Renovation Products was bought out by Sega. Hence, Neugier was lost to the tides of time, a dead relic, until it was finally translated in 2012, this is the rom we are using to make the game for English audiences now…
Duke, the son of Count Wein of Neugier, was exiled from the country by his father a long time ago. Traveling in faraway lands, Duke heard that his homeland was under attack. He decided to return to Neugier. On the way his ship was attacked by pirates, lead by a mysterious demon named Ord. After he barely escaped the ship, Duke found his way into his father’s castle. He realized now that the pirates’ attack and the monsters roaming the castle are connected. Although his father doesn’t trust him, Duke is determined to save Neugier.
Neugier is an action game in which Duke fights enemies by slashing them with his melee weapons. He also has a “throw chain” ability, which allows him to press objects to the walls, destroying them, or push enemies to the walls the same way. Duke can also jump and equip armor that can be found in the dungeons.