Video Gaming’s Ultimate Team-Up Star in One of the Most Exciting and Unique Beat ‘Em Ups Ever Conceived
Btdd Snes NTSC Collage
POMONA, Calif. – Nov. 22, 2022 – PRLog — Retro-Bit® Publishing (https://retro-bit.com/retro-bit-publishing/), a publishing imprint of Retro-Bit® is proud to announce that they will be teaming up with the most iconic heroes in beat ’em up history to release a limited-edition 16-Bit Collector’s Cartridge of Battletoads & Double Dragon. Pre-orders will be available starting November 22nd at a price of $54.99 in North America and €69.99 in Europe and will run through December 27, 2022.
Developed by Rare and first released in 1993, this critically-acclaimed beat ’em up brought together Jimmy and Billy Lee from Double Dragon and the three Battletoads — Rash, Pimple and Zitz – to form video gaming’s ultimate team-up and battle the evil Dark Queen and Shadow Boss. Hailed by fans and critics alike for having impressive graphics and a stellar soundtrack, this 16-bit game sees players fight through seven lengthy and varied stages beating up aliens, racing on speed bikes, swinging over bottomless pits and getting into epic shootouts in the vast reaches of space. The whole thing is anchored by a fun and engaging story that brings back some of the best-known enemies from both the Battletoads and Double Dragon franchises, including familiar faces like Big Blag, Abobo, and Robo-Manus.
The upcoming Collector’s Cartridge from Retro-Bit® Publishing will celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary with a limited-edition deluxe hardcover box that is individually-numbered and comes with an Ultimate Team Green 16-Bit cartridge. This one-time Collector’s Cartridge will also include a full-color instruction manual.
“There are a lot of great epic beat ’em ups, but none are as legendary as Battletoads & Double Dragon,” explains Richard Igros, Director of Marketing. “After the overwhelming success of our 8-Bit Collector’s Cartridge earlier this year, we are thankful to Rare and Arc System Works for the opportunity to give 16-Bit fans a chance to experience one of the most unique brawlers ever made. This is the kind of game that isn’t afraid to shift from good, old-fashioned brawling to outer space shoot ’em up action in the blink of an eye, which is just one of the reasons why Battletoads & Double Dragon remains so beloved three decades later.”
Retro-Bit® Publishing’s pre-order campaign comes mere months after the successful release of 8-Bit Collector’s Cartridge of Battletoads & Double Dragon (https://retro-bit.com/btdd/). The publisher also released collector’s editions of Gaiares (https://retro-bit.com/gaiares/) on Genesis® and the Game Boy® version of Avenging Spirit (https://retro-bit.com/avenging-spirit/) in 2022. Pre-orders for their Valis collection (https://retro-bit.com/valis-collection/) for the Genesis are available until November 27th.
Pre-orders for Battletoads & Double Dragon 16-Bit edition will run through December 27, visit the Retro-Bit website (http://retro-bit.com/btdd-snes/) for all participating retailers. North American pre-orders can be placed through Limited Run Games and Castlemania Games, while European pre-orders will be available at Spel & Sant, DragonBox Shop, and more. Battletoads & Double Dragon pre-orders are $54.99 in North America and /€69,99 in Europe.
More information can be found at: http://retro-bit.com/btdd-snes/
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Yuko Ahso’s Trio of Adventures on the SEGA Genesis® Return in One Epic Collector’s Edition Box Set
POMONA, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2022 – PRLog — Retro-Bit® Publishing, a publishing imprint of Retro-Bit® is thrilled to announce the limited release of the Valis Collection which features three critically-acclaimed action/adventure collectors edition cartridges for the SEGA Genesis® and Mega Drive – Valis, Syd of Valis and Valis III. Pre-orders will be available until November 27th at $144.99/€169.99 for the full collector’s box including all three games and exclusive acrylic diorama or $49.99/€64.99 for each individual game.
The Valis Collection tells the story of a seemingly normal Japanese schoolgirl named Yuko whose life is turned upside-down when she is chosen to lead the fight against the Dark World and its many power-hungry rulers. Spread across various action-packed side-scrolling adventure games, this legendary journey plays out through a series of anime-inspired cutscenes that are full of memorable twists and turns. Yuko will need to unleash her inner strength in order to defeat the monsters of the Dark World, wield the iconic sword, and become the true Valis Warrior.
First released on the Sega Genesis by Renovation Games, Valis made an immediate impression on both critics and fans. It combined hack-and-slash action with a deep storyline, complete with inventive level designs and a full cast of menacing villains. Released one year later, Syd of Valis gives Yuko and her Dark World foes a fresh, Chibi-inspired facelift and unleashes them in a brighter and more colorful world. Yuko’s third game, Valis III, sees the warrior team up with Valna and Cham, two new playable characters who bring unique weapons and magic spells to the fight against the monsters of the Dark World.
The Valis Collection from Retro-Bit Publishing honors what makes each of these games unique and special. Each Collectors Edition will feature a reversible cover sleeve that will allow fans to switch between the original Japanese artwork or the North American designs. Each game will also come with an embellished slipcover, full-colored instruction manual, a specially colored cartridge, collectible art cards, and a certificate of authenticity.
Exclusive to the Valis Collection box set is an acrylic cartridge display stand featuring the likenesses of Yuko, Valna, and Cham from Valis III.
“Thirty years after it was first released, the three Valis games make up one of the best trilogies on the SEGA Genesis®,” explains Andres Ordonez, Product Specialist at Retro-Bit Publishing. “An irresistible mix of fantasy, adventure and royal drama, this series has something for everybody. It seamlessly blends fast-paced action with an exciting and surprisingly emotional story told through some of the very best cinemas of the 16-bit generation. With the Valis Collection, we’ve managed to fit Yuko’s complete adventure into one stylish collector’s edition box.”
A portion of the proceeds generated by Retro-Bit’s Valis Collection re-release will be donated to the Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games.
Retro-Bit® Publishing previously released the well-received Toaplan Collection box set for SEGA Genesis®. Past officially-licensed collectors cartridges have included Gaiares, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Battletoads & Double Dragon, and Avenging Spirit.
Pre-orders run through November 27th via participating retailers found on Retro-Bit’s website (http://retro-bit.com/valis-collection/). North American pre-orders can be placed through Limited Run Games (https://limitedrungames.com/collections/valis-collection) and Castlemania Games (https://castlemaniagames.com/collections/retro-bit-games), while European pre-orders will be available in the upcoming weeks and can be found at Spel & Sant, DragonBox Shop, and more. The Valis Collection box set pre-orders are $144.99 in North America and €169.99 in Europe and comes with all three games and an acrylic cartridge display. Valis, Syd of Valis and Valis III are also available individually at $49.99/€64.99 each.
More information can be found at: https://retro-bit.com/valis-collection/