THE CULT HIT FROM STORIED DEVELOPER MASAYA HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Masaya Games to the Retro-Bit library of classic titles. They were the publishing arm Nippon Computer Systems since 1987 and released massive game series such as Assault Suits Valken, Langrisser, and Cho Aniki. One aspect present in most of their titles was how they oozed style. Whether utilizing anime-inspired designs, intense soundtracks, or innovative gameplay, their games carried something unique that set them apart from others and Gley Lancer is no different. For each copy sold, Retro-Bit will make a donation with each purchase to our friends at the Video Game History Foundation in our mutual efforts for game preservation.
COLORFUL CUTSCENES, INCREDIBLY UNIQUE BIOMES, AND AN EXPLOSIVE SOUNDTRACK AWAIT!
ALL CUTSCENES ARE OFFICIALLY TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH!
LIMITED ONE-TIME RELEASE!
MSRP: $54.99 USD / €69.99 EUR
ETA SPRING 2023 | PRE-ORDERS HAVE CLOSED!
This product will also be sold in-store after its release at certain independent shops.
THIS LIMITED RELEASE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
Note: Finalized artwork and designs are subject to change prior to release.
Inspired by the red present on the UEF Naval uniforms, the Busterhawk's canopy, and our courageous red-head Lucia, this blazing red transparent shell is an eye-catcher. Match it with our own Crimson Red SEGA Genesis®/Mega Drive controllers and make those aliens feel the heat!
Coming from a military family, Lucia is a very talented pilot despite her age but still wears her emotions on her sleeve and on this beautiful slipcover. This will keep your game case safe but the embellished detailing will make you want to keep this in your collection.
A treat for fans of alternate artwork, we offer you the original Japanese artwork and the new alternate artwork from the slipcover. Who really is the protagonist, the pilot or the ship? Regardless, the art is well preserved behind the cartridge box's inlay no matter which one you choose.
Want to know more about the history? Perhaps learn more about the cast of characters? Or do you just want to know which buttons to push to make things go "boom"? Fully translated into English, this re-done manual includes all of that and more!
Let everyone know just how official this re-release is! An important release like this needs a special certificate and this one is quite the looker. It doesn't matter how high or low your allocated number is, this one is a special one you'll definitely want to keep!
The Video Game History Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games. The organization was founded in 2017 by historian, journalist, and game developer Frank Cifaldi.
Through our shared values and respect for the history of our industry, Retro-Bit is proud to partner with and support the VGHF by donating a portion of this re-release to this amazing cause.
"[Gley Lancer] has one of the most professional front ends I’ve ever had the privilege to of watching. The sheer amount of high-gloss stills and animations that comprise the storyline are a wonder to behold. Coupled with these is one of the most militaristic marching-into-battle tunes I’ve ever heard, setting the mood perfectly for the hostilities which surely must follow."
- James Scullion
"Overall, I have to say that this is certainly one of the best action games I’ve played so far on the Mega Drive. It looks good enough to keep its head held high among the competition, and it’s big enough to hold your attention for a considerable amount of time - especially on the hard level!"
- John Davison
"[...] the ability to aim your weapons really opens up new doors for shooter gameplay – after playing Gley Lancer, every other game seems so strict, with just the ability to shoot in predetermined directions. That’s the trademark of an excellent game, and Gley Lancer sits nicely next to Thunder Force IV and MUSHA as one of the best shooters on the Mega Drive."
- Kurt Kalata