Factor 5 Brings Back Turrican After 30 Years

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Factor 5 Brings Back Turrican After 30 Years

August 27, 2020

By: Brian Renadette


30 years after it was originally released, the side-scrolling shoot-em-up Turrican is making a big return. Factor 5, the publishers behind the original game's Amiga version, and physical media outlet Strictly Limited are creating a two-part anthology collection for all those retro fans.

Originally releasing back in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Turrican is a series of run and gun games inspired by Metroid. Now, after 30 years, Factor 5, who ported the first game to the Amiga, is bringing the entire series back in an anthology collection. The collection, which is being sold on Strictly Limited, comes in four versions. The first two versions are seperate volumes that, put together, contain the entire series. The first volume has Turrican (Amiga) Turrican 2 (Amiga) Super Turrican (SNES) Super Turrican Director's Cut (SNES) and Mega Turrican Score Attack (Mega Drive.) As for the second volume, there's Turrican 3 (Amiga) Mega Turrican (Mega Drive) Mega Turrican Director's Cut (Mega Drive) Super Turrican 2 (SNES) Super Turrican Score Attack.

However, if you're a fan of collectables, there's also a collector's edition and ultra collector's edition available. The collector's edition comes with both volumes as well as a signed postcard, a pin, an art book, a sticker sheet, four art cards, a soundtrack CD, two double-sided posters, a BluRay documentary, and a collector's box. Buy the ultra collector's edition, and you'll get everything the collector's edition has plus a 20cm Turrican figurine, a Turrican Amiga outer box, a manual, four CD soundtracks, four Amiga coasters, an acrylic diorama, and a certificate of authentication.

 The Turrican anthology is available for pre-order now for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. 

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.

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