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…


About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Review Manager he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his spare time he counts the days until Mega Man 11, TWEWY Final Remix and Wargroove release.