Strictly Limited Games have stopped by the Gamescom opening night to drop a trailer for their latest surprise release, the Turrican Anthology collection which includes all three Amiga Turrican games plus the SNES and Megadrive versions. They seem to be simple ports rather than remasters.
For the first time in nearly 3 decades, Turrican returns to modern consoles in this ultimate anthology collection! Developed by legendary independent studio Factor 5 and scored by video game maestro Chris Huelsbeck, this action series redefined gaming and became one of the most acclaimed and celebrated fan-favorites on retro consoles, and now you can play them on your modern console!
The Collector’s Edition includes:
● Volume 1 & 2 for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
● Large Poster
● Soundtrack Selection CD
● Sticker Sheet
● Making of Documentary Blu-ray
● …and more!
The Ultra Collector’s Edition also includes:
● Amiga style Big-Box!
● Acrylic diorama
● 4-CD Soundtrack Collection
● 20cm Turrican figurine
● Instructional Booklet with game facts and insight
● … and more!
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 includes…
- Turrican (Amiga)
- Turrican 2 (Amiga)
- Super Turrican (SNES)
- Super Turrican Director’s Cut (SNES)
- Mega Turrican Score Attack (MD/GEN)
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 includes…
- Turrican 3 (Amiga)
- Mega Turrican (MD/GEN)
- Mega Turrican Director’s Cut (MD/GEN)
- Super Turrican 2 (SNES)
- Super Turrican 1 Score Attack (SNES)
And now the price. The Collector’s Edition is €99.99, the Ultra edition is €199.99. Yeesh. You can also buy Anthology 1 and 2 separately with each costing €34.99. Each edition is limited to 2,500 copies. You can pre-order them here.
What a horrible disappointment, I was really looking forward to this but the pricing is ridiculous, I really hope they make the games available digitally at a lower price.
Strictly Limited Games have a history of digging up forgotten classics, back in 2018 the managed to unearth the code for a long lost Psygnosis game, Hardcore, and released it on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
Turrican launched in 1990 and was developed for the Commodore 64 by Manfred Trenz and was an instant hit, with Amstrad, ZX Spectrum, Gameboy, Atari ST and Amiga versions quickly following – the Amiga version was the best, of course.
Sequels followed, Turrican II: The Final Fight and Turrican 3: Payment Day, along wither versions for the SNES, NES, and Megadrive that took parts of the the three games and created new versions. There were also plans for Turrican to go 3D with THQ creating a version for PC and Dreamcast, but the project was cancelled.
Source: Strictly Limited