irem Collection Volume 2 | PlayStation 4/5 & Nintendo Switch

irem Collection Volume 2
PlayStation 4/5Nintendo Switch

Get yourself ready for Shoot ’em Up and Run ‘n Gun awesomeness.
Announcing the second collection out of five volumes of legendary Irem titles – here is irem Collection Volume 2 – featuring three games in a total of six different versions!

About GunForce
GunForce is sometimes considered to be one of the first run ‘n’ gun games, it can be seen as the initial baby steps that paved the way for the later-released Metal Slug series and its sequel, GunForce II (GeoStorm), both of which were highly acclaimed. GunForce is where it all began, after all!
Originally released on the Super Nintendo in the West and in the arcades in Japan, you must run and gun your way through hordes of aliens to stop a rogue CPU and restore freedom to the world. The game shows no mercy and throws you into the enemy frontlines right from the start as you parachute into action. And if that’s not enough ’90s action for you, how about doing a wheelie on a motorbike while shooting helicopters? GunForce has got you covered. As it is now a tradition, GunForce introduced different vehicles the player can control – tanks, helicopters or motorbikes. Make your choice!

About GunForce II
GunForce II, known as GeoStorm in Japan, is the sequel to the SNES and Arcade game GunForce. It improves upon GunForce in every way and is one of the last arcade games from Irem. GunForce II was never released outside of arcades, making its inclusion in the Irem Collection Vol. 2 its first-ever worldwide console release.
Featuring improved animations, enhanced gameplay, and a killer soundtrack, GunForce II was created by the same staff that later developed the Metal Slug series. It is considered the spiritual predecessor to the Metal Slug series, with many of its sound effects and designs being reused in the series. It is a must-play for all fans!
Set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic environment, the game allows you to take control of Max or Lei. Your goal is simple: dual blast your way through 5 different stages and rack up those high scores! Vehicles also return, as it is tradition, including motorbikes, mechs, and tanks, to name a few.

About Air Duel
The year is 2004.
Earth was devastated by an unprecedented nuclear war, and a secret organization called D.A.S. is rising to cause chaos in the world. It is now your job to destroy their mischievous plans and save what remains of the world!
Air Duel is a 2D vertically scrolling shoot ’em up that was exclusively available in Japanese arcades and never made it to the West. Its inclusion in the Irem Collection Volume 2 marks its first-ever worldwide console release. Developed by the same legendary team at Irem that brought you GunForce and later the Metal Slug series, Air Duel offers 7 challenging stages that need to be mastered either alone or with a friend in co-op.
Choose your aircraft!
Whether you want to shoot forward only with the Jet Fighter FG-40 or fire crosswise with the Helicopter E-709, your playstyle is key to victory.

List of Features

  • Three timeless classics in one collection
  • Versions included
    • GunForce: Arcade (English/Japanese), SNES/Super Famicom
    • GunForce II: Arcade (English/Japanese)
    • Air Duel: Arcade (Japanese)
  • GunForce I and II, two action packed run and guns that served as the basis for the pinnacle of the genre
  • GunForce, a hard-as-nails shoot ‘em up that will test your skills
    Modern quality of life features like rewind and quick saves

irem-collection-volume-1-collectors-edition-physical-retail-release-strictly-limited-games-playstation-4-playstation-5-nintendo-switch-cover-www.limitedgamenews.comThere are Standard Editions and Collector’s Editions. The latter come with:

  • the game (region free)
  • collector’s edition box
  • game manual
  • original soundtrack
  • visual compendium
  • marquee stickers
  • arcade/game flyer reprints
  • collector’s coin
  • reversible poster
  • DIY game packaging reproduction

Availability / Price
PS4 Standard Edition: 1.500 / 34.99 €
PS5 Standard Edition: 1.500 / 34.99 €
Switch Standard Edition: 4.000 / 34.99 €
PS4 Collector’s Edition: 999 / 89.99 €
PS5 Collector’s Edition: 999 / 89.99 €
Switch Collector’s Edition: 2.000 / 89.99 €

Pre-orders open
Batch 1: Sunday, July 16th 2023 at 12 AM (midnight) CEST
Batch 2:
Sunday, July 16th 2023 at 6 PM CEST

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e.g. July 16th 12 am CEST means July 15th around lunchtime/afternoon in the US!

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