Tozai Games has released the download version of “Irem Collection Vol. 1” for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 starting today, November 21st.
“Irem Collection Vol. 1” is a game software that includes 6 versions of 3 titles of Irem’s classic shooting games “Image Fight”, “Image Fight II”, and “X MULTIPLY” all at once.
Regarding the price and sales format of the download version of “Irem Collection Vol.1”
The download version of “Irem Collection Vol. 1” for Nintendo Switch was released on the Nintendo eShop for 3,520 yen (tax included). It can be purchased from the “Irem Collection Vol.1” product page on the Nintendo eShop.
“Irem Collection Vol. 1” for PS5 and PS4 was released on the PlayStation Store for 3,520 yen (tax included). The PS5 and PS4 versions support cross-buy, so if you purchase either version from the PlayStation Store, you can download both versions. It can be purchased from the “Irem Collection Vol.1” product page on the PlayStation Store.
“Irem Collection Vol.1” Game Contents
“Irem Collection Vol. 1” is the first in the “Irem Collection” series, which reprints many of Irem’s arcade and home masterpieces into the latest models.
“Irem Collection Vol.1” is the arcade version of the legendary shooting “Image Fight”, Family Computer version, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version, PC Engine version, “Image Fight 2” PC Engine version, “X MULTIPLY” arcade version Contains 6 reprints of . (Also includes Western difficulty versions of “Image Fight” and “X MULTIPLY” arcade versions)
“Image Fight” is a vertically scrolling shooting game that has received high praise for its high-quality game design and attractive worldview. A major feature is the stage structure linked to the story, in which the player passes through the training stage in the virtual space in the first half and advances to the actual battle stage in the second half in order to face enemy attacks. In the training stage, unique bosses and stages unique to the simulator setting appear, and in the actual battle stage, a tense and intense battle with real enemies unfolds. In addition to regular shots, strategic attack methods include pods that act as clones of your aircraft for attack and defense, special attack parts with various features such as search missiles and ring lasers, and backfires when changing speed. It is rich and deep, and can be said to be the pinnacle of shooting games.
“Image Fight 2” is a sequel to “Image Fight”, which was released only for home use. Visual scenes that make full use of the CD-ROM, which was first installed in game consoles at the time, further enhance the story. The game has been enhanced in every aspect, including attack methods and new enemies, and has received high praise since its release.
“X MULTIPLY” is a side-scrolling shooting game featuring biological graphics and unique attack methods for your aircraft. The two tentacles that grow on the top and bottom of your aircraft when you pick up an item can be used for both attack and defense, making it unique and highly strategic, a feature typical of Irem’s shooter games of the past. The position and direction of the tentacles change in a manner similar to that of living creatures, so it takes some getting used to to use them properly. The stages have a varied structure, and players are required to use tentacles to attack according to the situation.
In addition to being a faithful reproduction of the game, “Irem Collection Vol. 1” is packed with features that make the game even more enjoyable. All versions are equipped with online rankings, and are packed with special features that allow you to play the game to the fullest, such as rewind and fast-forward functions, save on the spot, and a cheat mode that allows you to set infinite lives and invincibility.
Irem Collection Vol.1
Download version: Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4
Regular package version and special limited edition package: Nintendo Switch, PS5
*In addition to the above, a download version for Xbox will be distributed by ININ.
Release date and price (packaged version)
Regular version of the package for Nintendo Switch and PS5: 4,400 yen (tax included)
Special limited edition package for Nintendo Switch and PS5: 8,800 yen (tax included)
Release date: February 22, 2024
Pre-orders are now being accepted at retailers nationwide.
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