Steel Empire Chronicles revealed for Switch and PS4, plus Sega Genesis Steel Empire official limited reprint also launched

Steel Empire is back again! Just announced by Strictly Limited Games, Steel Empire Chronicles was just announced for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, containing the 1992 Sega Genesis original (known as Empire of Steel on Mega-Drive in Europe), the Game Boy Advance version from 2005, the remake that was released on Nintendo 3DS back in 2014 and then on Steam in 2018, and even the NES shooter Over Horizon, developed by the same original developers of Steel Empire and released the year prior exclusively in Japan and Europe.

So far, this game is not released on the Nintendo eShop or the PlayStation store and no release date is given yet. The game is only available currently in physical form and will soon be up for pre-order at Strictly Limited’s online store. This includes a standard and collectors edition of both the Switch and PS4 versions as well as new physical cartridges of the original Steel Empire on Genesis/Mega-Drive and Over Horizon for NES, with an NTSC and PAL version of both games sold separately. All these items are in limited quantities.

Check in after the break for more information about this new release.

Here are the main features of the overall package:

  • Rewind feature
  • Quicksave and load
  • Graphic filters/shaders
  • Technical optimizations
  • Flickering reduction
  • Text optimization
  • Steel Empire (Remake)
    The newest HD version of the Shoot ‘em up, which has a leveling system. The more items you collect the stronger you get, but also the opponents will get more resilient, and the hordes will get bigger.     
  • Steel Empire (GB Advance version)
    The GBA version of the Shoot ‘em up classic, finally now on a big screen! 
  • Steel Empire (Genesis / Mega Drive version)
    Witness the beginning of this historical milestone of the gaming industry.  
  • Over Horizon (NES version)
    Customize your weapon system and fight against aliens in this rare Shoot ’em up classic.

The standard editions of Steel Empire Chronicles on Switch and PS4 include a basic box with the game cartridge or disc. The special editions include:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch/PlayStation 4
    Details: Steel Empire Chronicles, including 3 versions of Steel Empire plus the game Over Horizon ocartridge or disc in a game case with an exclusive and limited cover sheet.
  • Colorful Game Manual (Game Guide)
    Details: Manual with game instructions as well as further insights and art.
    Manual, included in and size fitting to Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 game case.
  • Special Limited Edition Box
  • Retro Cartridge Case
    If you feel nostalgic you can put the Switch or PS4 case inside and remember the good old Mega Drive days.
  • Soundtrack of Steel Empire GEN/MD and Over Horizon
    The awesome soundtrack of Steel Empire and Over Horizon.
    Details: 55 tracks on 2 CDs – duration approx. 16min 02sec.
  • Poster A2 of the key visuals of Over Horizon and Steel Empire 
    Details: DIN A2 – 42.0cm × 59.4cm / 16.5in × 23.4in (folded to A5); 2g. With exclusive key visuals of our beloved Steel Empire and Over Horizon. 
  • Stickers in the looks of the original cartridges

The Steel Empire Genesis/Mega-Drive and Over Horizon NES original cartridge packages include an all new game cartridge with the corresponding box and manual. Remember that the 60hz NTSC versions and the 50hz PAL versions of both games are completely separate releases. Make sure you get the correct cartridge for your personal setup.


Check out Strictly Limited’s Steel Empire Chronicles collection page to pre-order your desired items starting April 9th. (And Happy Easter, btw) All items are expected to ship as early as Summer 2023.

Did you play Steel Empire or Over Horizon before? What did you think of it? Do you intend to pre-order any of these games? Let us know in the comments below.


2 responses to “Steel Empire Chronicles revealed for Switch and PS4, plus Sega Genesis Steel Empire official limited reprint also launched

  1. Celso says:

    footage of persona 3 remake and jet set radio remake too:

  2. Mac User says:

    Good collection! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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