Turrican Rebirth in Development

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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Turrican Rebirth

Good news for retro gamers everywhere! According to German Retro Gamer magazine, a new entry in the Turrican series, titled Turrican Rebirth, is in development. For those of you too young to remember Turrican, it was originally released for the Commodore 64 and Amiga systems in 1990, and birthed many sequels for systems such as the NES and Super NES.

Programmed and designed by Manfred Trenz, the games played like a combination of Contra and Metroid. It included wide open, non-linear areas to explore and hordes of aliens and robots to demolish with various types of weapons. You could even transform into a little ball and roll around, a feature obviously inspired by Metroid. At the time they were released, the SNES entries made full use of the then incredible Mode 7 effects for layered levels.

Though it hasn’t yet been announced what system(s) the new entry will be for, apparently they will utilize a great deal of player customization, allowing players to make their own weapons and stages to share online. Sounds drool-worthy to this gray haired gamer. Now let’s just hope it gets announced for a system I can play it on…

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