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Get Your NES® Warmed Up with the Limited Release of Retro-Bit’s Metal Storm®

Collector's and Standard Editions Announced for 28-Year-Old Action Game


POMONA, CA, September 17, 2019 -- IREM's gravity-defying battle to save the solar system blasts onto the Nintendo Entertainment System this November with both standard and collector editions of Metal Storm from Retro-Bit Publishing®, distributed exclusively by Innex Inc®.  Named in the top 50 of best NES games of all time and a technical "tour de force" by IGN, Metal Storm is an intense action game where the mech hero -- M-308 Gunner -- takes the fight to the robot army by flipping gravity on its head. Both on the ground and ceiling, this innovative action-shooting game is filled with super-powered special weapons, expertly-crafted level designs and iconic boss battles.

First introduced in 1991, Retro-Bit confirms that this new Metal Storm release will be based on the original Japanese version, complete with a newly translated English script, higher difficulty options and a brand-new cinematic introduction to the plot.  The limited-edition Collector's Edition from Retro-Bit Publishing will launch with a $69.99 MSRP and feature: 

  • Metal Storm 8-Bit Cartridge with dust cover compatible with original NES® and Retro-Bit® consoles
  • Hard Embossed Collector’s Box to safely store all collectibles
  • Collectible retail box to keep your cartridge in pristine condition
  • Original Metal Storm Art Prints
  • Exclusive Double-Sided Poster 
  • Retro-Bit Limited Edition Enamel Pin 
  • Numbered Certificate of authenticity
  • Full-color instruction manual with all information to enhance gameplay
  • Collector’s figurine of M-308 Gunner


Metal Storm marks the most recent collaboration between IREM and Retro-Bit, following the release of Holy Diver and R-Type III & Super R-Type Collector's Edition in 2018. “We are commemorating one of the most intricate games of its time by releasing the Japanese version of Metal Storm to North America,” said Ron Pang, Chief Business Development Officer at Innex Inc.”  “We’re excited to have partnered with IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING to provide this rare NES favorite for our gamers to enjoy – at an excellent price point!”


Metal Storm Collector's Edition and Standard Edition are now available for pre-order.  The Collector’s Edition will be available in different exclusive cartridge color options from each retailer:


  • Limited Run Games – Metallic Silver
  • Castlemania Games (online) and local independent video game stores – Galactic Blue
  • Europe – Transparent Blue


The Standard Edition ($44.99 MSRP) will include a collectible retail box, full-color instruction manual, an exclusive double-sided poster and Twilight Black 8-bit cartridge with slip cover. More information can be found at




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About Retro-Bit

A leader in the retro-gaming community for more than a decade, Retro-Bit® brings new life to classic video game consoles with exciting accessories, controllers and games. From the Atari 2600® to the PlayStation 4® and almost everything in between, Retro-Bit offers the best new ways to play classic games.  Retro-Bit can be found online at, Facebook (@Retrobitgaming) and Twitter (@RetroBitGaming).


About Innex Inc.

Innex Inc was founded in 2004 on the principles of innovation, fun, and a commitment to customer service.  Over a decade later and they continue to offer the Innex Experience of offering customers a wide variety of video-game related toys and peripherals at a competitive price.  Innex is an award-winning leader in global distribution offering multiple services and shipping plans. They partner with the most recognizable and trusted brands and licenses in the industry. More information can be found online at

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