Steel Empire Chronicles
By Chris Picone, 09 April 2023
I somehow hadn't heard of Steel Empire until now. Apparently it came out in 1992 on the Sega Megadrive, and has since been re-release on the Game Boy Advance and a remake even appeared on Steam in 2018! I don't know how I missed it because it looks awesome, and exactly like the sort of game I like to play. In any case, there's some great news: It's about to be released again, this time on the Switch and Playstation. Better: It's coming out in a "Chronicles" format (an anthology including all previous versions plus Over Horizon as a bonus!) , and the developers have also teamed up with Strictly Limited to bring out limited edition physical versions.
Key notes: Steel Empire Anthology launches in Spring 2023 and you can pre-order as soon as 9 April.
Check out the trailer here!
Here's the deets:
About Steel Empire
The Motorhead Empire reigns over most of the world with an iron fist, but there is still freedom to be found in the Republic of Silverhead. What follows is your typical (and very likeable) shoot 'em up narrative of the free world sending a sole pilot to save the day and bring peace and harmony to all.
The story itself is displayed through what is most easily described as an old sepia-toned film newsreel. The narrative is filled with made-up historical references that’ll help to set the mood. Of course, just as you’ve come to expect of Strictly Limited Games, we’ll add to this through the presentation of the physical releases.
About Over Horizon
Released in 1991 for the Famicom/NES, this shoot ‘em up was created by the same developers as Steel Empire. Experience a hidden gem of gaming history that was originally only released in Japan and Germany and enjoy the atmospheric and colorful presentation!
Steel Empire Chronicles, powered by Strictly Limited Games. The Limited Editions for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation® 4 (PS4) can only be found on the Strictly Limited Games store!
The Limited Edition is limited to 3,000 individually numbered copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,300 for PS4, at a price of 39.99€ / $39.99. Customers have the option between two cover variations, which feature the Steel Empire Chronicles title sheet or the classic Over Horizon title sheet.
The Special Limited Edition is limited to 2,000 individually numbered copies for Nintendo Switch and 700 for PS4, at a price of 59.99€ / $59.99. A unique collector’s edition box in the shape of a Mega Drive case with several collectors items. Including the Soundtrack of all games, which are included in this collection.