Irem Collection Volume 1 Collector's Edition (Nintendo Switch)

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Release Date: Q4 2023
bulletpoint Strictly Limited to a maximum of 2,000 copies worldwide
bulletpoint Collector's Edition with Visual Compendium, OST and further collectibles
bulletpoint Includes three iconic irem games, Image Fight (Arcade, NES, PCE), Image Fight II (PCE) and X Multiply (Arcade)
bulletpoint Arcade SHMUP classics from legendary studio irem
bulletpoint Outstanding new features to support challenging gameplay of these late 80's/early 90's classics
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PRODUCT DETAILS

Collector's Edition of Irem Collection Volume 1, officially licensed Nintendo Switch game. Includes a colorful game manual and many additional collectibles. 
Strictly Limited Games exclusive. Limited to a maximum of 2,000 copies worldwide. All of our games are individually numbered. We ship internationally. 

 

Please note: Strictly Limited Games is exclusively doing this physical edition worldwide (apart from Japan), there will be no other physical edition of irem Collection Volume 1 from ININ games, no retail version, they will just publish the game digitally. Tozai will publish the game only in Japan both digitally and physically.

 

COLLECTOR'S EDITION ITEM LIST

  • Limited Edition of the game for Nintendo Switch 
    Irem Collection Volume 1 on cartridge in a game case with an exclusive, limited and serialized cover sheet.
  • Collector's Edition Box
    An outstanding premium box with magnetic latch in special retro art style to collect the game and all of the collector’s items for this edition. The format will be amended to 4:3 to transfer screen vibes of that time to the box; it will still have same width and height to make sure it looks good in the shelf next to other Strictly Limited Games Collector's Edition. 
    Details: Approx. 28 cm x 21 cm x 4.8 cm, 11” x 8,2” x 1,8”. 
  • Game Manual
    Colorful manual with game instructions.
    Details: Included in, and size fitting to the Nintendo Switch game case.
  • Visual Compendium
    A compendium comprising a game guide and an art book, which will include all information and profund insights about these three legends of gaming history. Stay tuned for updates on this impressive format! 
    Details: Approx. 28 cm x 21 cm x 4.8 cm. 11” x 8,2” x 1,8”
  • Original Soundtrack
    The awesome soundtracks of Image Fight, Image Fight 2, and X Multiply.
    Details: Soundtrack on CDs in a Jewel Case.
  • Collectors Coin
    Collect the first of five limited irem coins, one for each of the five upcoming volumes of the irem Collection. The arcade-inspired coin design will a.o. include the three iconic ships of the games.
    Details: Approx. 5 cm x 7 cm, 1,9” x 2,7”, 2 g
  • Marquee Sticker 
    Sticker prints inspired by the original arcade marquees. Together with the retro reprint set, they create an arcade atmosphere at home.
    Details: Approx. 19.6 cm x 4.2 cm, 7,7” x 1,6”, 2 g
  • Reversible Poster
    Featuring the cover of the irem Collection Volume 1 artworks. 
    Details: size approx. 15 cm x 15m, 6" x 6", 5 g
  • DIY Game Packaging Reproduction
    Rebuild the Image Fight NES and Famicom packaging.
    Details: approx. 14 cm x 9.7 cm x 2.20 cm, 5,5” x 3,8” x 0,8”
  • Arcade/Game Flyer Reprints
    Faithful reprints of the original flyers.
    Details: Several retro flyers and print assets in various sizes.

 

GAME DESCRIPTION

Image Fight, Image Fight 2, and X Multiply are three classic Shoot 'Em Up games that have captivated gamers for decades. These games were originally released in the late 1980s and early 1990s, during the golden age of arcade gaming, and have since become cult classics among retro gaming enthusiasts.

Image Fight, released in 1988, was the first game in the series and set the standard for the rest of the franchise. The game was known for its challenging gameplay and impressive graphics, which were considered cutting-edge for their time. Players take on the role of a pilot fighting against a group of alien invaders and have to navigate through a series of increasingly difficult levels.

Image Fight 2, released in 1992, expanded on the gameplay of the original game and added new features. The game also boasted improved graphics and sound effects, making it an even more immersive and engaging experience. With the animations before and during the stages, this game creates a thrilling experience of playing the hero of an anime series.

X Multiply, released in 1989, was a spin-off of the Image Fight series and took the gameplay in a slightly different direction. The game is set in a biological world, and players must navigate through a parasite-infected human body filled with organic enemies and obstacles. X Multiply was known for its unique setting, challenging gameplay, and powerful graphics, which were among the best on the arcade platform at the time.

Overall, the Image Fight series and X Multiply are classic examples of the Shoot 'Em Up genre, and are beloved by gamers who appreciate challenging gameplay, imposing graphics, and timeless classics. Whether you're a fan of retro gaming or just looking for a new challenge, these games are sure to provide hours of entertainment and excitement.



FEATURES 

Image Fight

  • You can adjust the speed of your machine in four stages.
  • Use the backfire of your engine to deal damage, making it one of the most important weapons for strategy
  • Collect pods to raise your firepower, but beware! Pods do not block enemy bullets!
  • Nine different types of parts to equip and upgrade your machine, like Barrier, Vulcan 7 and Ring laser


Image Fight 2

  • Builds on the gameplay foundation of Image Fight
  • Seven new types of equipment parts compared to the predecessor, like Plasma flame, Gravity Bomb and Wipe laser
  • Voiced anime sequences between stages


X Multiply

  • Collect power-ups to grow your tentacles to shoot and protect your machine.
  • Defeat the alien parasite in a horrific environment.
  • Several weapon systems to defeat enemy hordes

 


SUPPORTED LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Japanese

 


WHY IREM COLLECTION VOLUME 1 IS JOINING THE SLG CATALOG

These games were known for their challenging and fast-paced gameplay, which kept players engaged and coming back for more. At the time, and even now, these three vertical scrolling shooters were among the best examples of the genre.

Beginning with their high-quality graphics and sound; the attention to detail and the use of bright colors and bold designs helped to create an immersive and engaging gaming experience. The sound effects and music were also memorable, adding to the overall atmosphere of the games.

They were also known for their unique features and gameplay mechanics: 

Image Fight allowed players to switch between several weapons and add-ons. Thanks to its gameplay, Image Fight became one of the most played games in Japan and an absolute classic of arcade history. The flexibility of the game, and the possibility to change strategies with every type of equipment, made this game a classic and a must-have SHMUP of its time.

Image Fight II changed the world of gaming with its groundbreaking ‘interactive’ gameplay. From the first moment, the game creates the atmosphere of being in an anime of the 1980s. The animations between the stages, with their attention to detail, and the voice acting in this game show that this game broke thresholds in the gaming industry.

Meanwhile, X Multiply had a unique gameplay mechanic featuring tentacles that could be used as weapons or shields. The quirky setting inside a parasite-infected human body broke the setting standards of classic SHMUPs. The horrific environments, organic enemies, and “relatable” atmosphere make this game an absolute banger in arcade history.

Overall, all three games broke the rules of conservative SHMUPs and evolved the gaming industry to another level. These gameplay settings, intros, and storytelling are now standard due to these pioneers.



Pre-Order & Age Rating

Please note: This is a pre-order. We expect this game to ship winter 2023. You will receive order updates as soon as we receive the games and start shipping.

This game has yet to be rated by the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK). There is no age rating printed or stickered on the box.

German customers must be at least 18 years old to order and receive the shipment. This does not apply to international customers.

DELIVERY & PAYMENT

Delivery

We ship worldwide using registered mail to make sure your products arrive safely. Please allow shipping to take up to two or three weeks.

Shipping Germany:

  • 5.49 € up to 1kg
  • 6.49 € up to 3kg
  • 7.99 € up to 10kg

Shipping United States:

  • 5.49 $ up to 0.3kg
  • 12.99 $ up to 1kg
  • 25.99 $ up to 3kg

Shipping to all other countries:

The shipping fees will be calculated in your checkout process. You can also check them in your cart after adding products.

 

Please note that all shipments may be subject to import charges if your shipping address is not located within the EU. For more information regarding duties, customs and VAT, please check with your local customs office.

GERMAN CUSTOMERS ONLY:

Under German law, these games must not be delivered to minors. This means the deliverer will check if the recipient is at least 18 years old.

Shipping duration:

It depends on where you live. Find here an overview of the average shipping time (in business days):

Europe: 2-5 days
USA: 8-15 days
Canada: 11-30 days
UK: 3-5 days
Japan:8-10 days

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Delivery

We ship worldwide using registered mail to make sure your products arrive safely. Please allow shipping to take up to two or three weeks.

Shipping Germany:

  • 5.49 € up to 1kg
  • 6.49 € up to 3kg
  • 7.99 € up to 10kg

Shipping United States:

  • 5.49 $ up to 0.3kg
  • 12.99 $ up to 1kg
  • 25.99 $ up to 3kg

Shipping to all other countries:

The shipping fees will be calculated in your checkout process. You can also check them in your cart after adding products.

 

Please note that all shipments may be subject to import charges if your shipping address is not located within the EU. For more information regarding duties, customs and VAT, please check with your local customs office.

GERMAN CUSTOMERS ONLY:

Under German law, these games must not be delivered to minors. This means the deliverer will check if the recipient is at least 18 years old.

Shipping duration:

It depends on where you live. Find here an overview of the average shipping time (in business days):

Europe: 2-5 days
USA: 8-15 days
Canada: 11-30 days
UK: 3-5 days
Japan:8-10 days

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