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Irem Collection Volume 2

ININ Games, Irem, and Tozai Games have now announced Irem Collection Volume 2. This follows the previous package that was only just confirmed for Switch back in May – we have the rundown here.

Volume 2 includes arcade classics GunForce, GunForce II, and Air Duel. All of these are notable for different reasons. Gunforce will include both the SNES and arcade versions, GunForce II will have its first official worldwide launch on consoles, and Air Duel is seeing its first official worldwide release. Read more about each title below.

Irem Collection Volume 1

Original (4/25): ININ Games, Tozai Games, and Irem today unveiled Irem Collection Volume 1 for Switch and other platforms. A release is planned for 2023.

Irem Collection will consist of five volumes. The first volume contains Image Fight, Image Fight II, and X Multiply.

Here’s some information about each game:

Spelunker HD Deluxe

Spelunker HD Deluxe arrives today on the Switch eShop in the West. Check out some gameplay footage with the video below.

Spelunker HD Deluxe

Spelunker HD Deluxe is about to make its debut outside of Japan. The game will release on August 6 in North America and Europe, ININ Games and Tozai announced today.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:

Here is an overview of the game, via ININ Games:

Spelunker HD Deluxe Collector's Edition

Ganso Minna de Spelunker was announced for Switch in Japan earlier this year. Strictly Limited Games has now confirmed it has picked up the game for the west as Spelunker HD Deluxe. A release is planned for Q3 2021.

Spelunker HD Deluxe will be offered physically on Switch outside of Japan. Fans will even be able to pick up a collector’s edition that includes various goodies such as a figure with sound, soundtrack, and more.

Here’s an overview of Spelunker HD Deluxe, along with a trailer:

Ganso Minna de Spelunker

Ganso Minna de Spelunker, which was revealed for Switch earlier today, is now confirmed for the west. Strictly Limited Games will be handling the game physically outside of Japan.

Tozai Games has also put out the debut trailer for Ganso Minna de Spelunker. Get a look at the video below.

Ganso Minna de Spelunker

According to retail listings, Tozai Games will be bringing Ganso Minna de Spelunker to Switch. The game launches on July 15 in Japan.

The main game will cost 3,300 yen. For 7,480 yen, fans can pick up a limited edition. It includes the soft vinyl figure (with sound), original soundtrack CD, and cave exploration guidebook with maps of every stage.

Here’s an overview of Ganso Minna de Spelunker, courtesy of Gematsu:

R-Type Dimensions EX is getting a physical release, Strictly Limited Games has announced. No word yet on a specific release date, but orders should be opening sometime this month.

R-Type Dimensions EX originally came to the Switch eShop last November. It bundles the space shooters R-Type and R-Type II into a single package with retro 2D graphics and 3D graphics .


Tozai Games announced R-Type Dimensions for Switch in Japan a few hours ago. Fortunately, the developer has already confirmed release plans for the west.

Tozai says R-Type Dimensions is hitting Switch “in late 2018.” A price point hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.

A few years ago, R-Type and R-Type II were revitalized for new platforms under R-Type Dimensions. This release is now making its way to Switch, Tozai Games has announced.

Among the features of R-Type Dimensions are new 3D graphics as well as re-imagined arrangements of music tracks. Players can switch between the 3D visuals and classic 2D graphics with a single button. Other elements include an infinite game mode for continuous progression from game start to final boss, two-player co-op with the Joy-Con, achievements, slow motion and fast forward functions, and player statistics.

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