Turrican returns with two Anthology Collections, Factor 5 developing

By Kevin Mitchell Posted on August 28, 2020

One of the biggest reveals from Gamescom Opening Night Light brings together two entities that no one has heard from in a long, long time (note the not so subtle reference). Developed by Factor 5, one of the best European independent studios of all time, Turrican is making a return after thirty years. Publisher Strictly Limited Games is excited to bring back this once fabled game series to a new audience along with the original development team at Factor 5. As two new anthologies, you'll experience the best of Turrican's finest moments.

The last two attempts at developing a new title in the Turrican franchise didn't go well for Factor 5. Thornado, a spin-off game developed for Nintendo GameCube, was canceled, and the rumored PlayStation 3 Turrican Project was canceled, followed by the shuttering of the US-based Factor 5 studio. One of Factor 5's co-founders Julian Eggebrecht, announced back in 2017 that the company has reacquired the rights to the Turrican franchise.

The two anthologies will come with the original chiptune soundtrack; however, it also features a newly arranged soundtrack by composer Chris Huelsbeck. Besides the typical inclusion of filters and borders that come with the vast majority of anthology-style games, it will include the long-lost Super Turrican Director's Cut, featuring cut content and an all-new score attack mode.

Turrican Anthology Vol. 1

Turrican Anthology Vol. 2

Both anthologies will be available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Turrican returns with two Anthology Collections, Factor 5 developing

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