Retro-Bit to Reprint Truxton and Other Toaplan Shooters

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Retro-Bit have announced on Twitter today that they will be doing reprints of four Toaplan shooters for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. The games Truxton, HellFire, Fire Shark and Zero Wing will be available for pre-order starting September 15th. You can purchase each one individually for 44.99 or $159.99 for all four. If you pre-order all of them, you will receive a commemorative slipcover for all the games, a thank you card from game developer Masahiro Yuge and a Zero Wing pin. The individual releases will also include some extras as well which you can see in the tweet below:

What is really cool about these releases is that this will be the first time North American players will have access to an official version of Zero Wing for the console. Retro-Bit have confirmed that this release of Zero Wing will be based on the Japanese version. This means that it will feature all of the additional endings that were cut from the original PAL release. The Japanese game featured about 30 endings for the player to unlock while only three of them were included in the PAL release. This will mark the first time that these endings are officially available and translated. They have however stated that the intro will retain the original translation in all of its glory.

In addition to the above, Retro-Bit have also confirmed that the sound issues present in the original release of Hellfire when played on a Model 2 Genesis console will not occur in the Retro-Bit release.

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