IREM's gravity-defying battle to save the solar system blasts onto the Nintendo Entertainment System this November with both standard and collector editions of Metal Storm from Retro-Bit Publishing®, distributed exclusively by Innex Inc®. Named in the top 50 of best NES games of all time and a technical "tour de force" by IGN, Metal Storm is an intense action game where the mech hero -- M-308 Gunner -- takes the fight to the robot army by flipping gravity on its head. Both on the ground and ceiling, this innovative action-shooting game is filled with super-powered special weapons, expertly-crafted level designs and iconic boss battles.
First introduced in 1991, Retro-Bit confirms that this new Metal Storm release will be based on the original Japanese version, complete with a newly translated English script, higher difficulty options and a brand-new cinematic introduction to the plot. The limited-edition Collector's Edition from Retro-Bit Publishing will launch with a $69.99 MSRP and feature:
Metal Storm 8-Bit Cartridge with dust cover compatible with original NES® and Retro-Bit® consoles
Hard Embossed Collector’s Box to safely store all collectibles
Collectible retail box to keep your cartridge in pristine condition
Original Metal Storm Art Prints
Exclusive Double-Sided Poster
Retro-Bit Limited Edition Enamel Pin
Numbered Certificate of authenticity
Full-color instruction manual with all information to enhance gameplay
Collector’s figurine of M-308 Gunner
Metal Storm marks the most recent collaboration between IREM and Retro-Bit, following the release of Holy Diver and R-Type III & Super R-Type Collector's Edition in 2018. “We are commemorating one of the most intricate games of its time by releasing the Japanese version of Metal Storm to North America,” said Ron Pang, Chief Business Development Officer at Innex Inc.” “We’re excited to have partnered with IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING to provide this rare NES favorite for our gamers to enjoy – at an excellent price point!” Metal Storm Collector's Edition and Standard Edition are now available for pre-order. The Collector’s Edition will be available in different exclusive cartridge color options from each retailer:
Limited Run Games – Metallic Silver
Castlemania Games (online) and local independent video game stores – Galactic Blue
Europe – Transparent Blue
The Standard Edition ($44.99 MSRP) will include a collectible retail box, full-color instruction manual, an exclusive double-sided poster and Twilight Black 8-bit cartridge with slip cover. More information can be found at Retro-Bit.com.