Avenging Spirits Collector’s Edition Coming To Game BoyJune 1, 2022
Avenging Spirits Collector’s Edition Coming To Game Boy
We have news of a new collector’s set for Avenging Spirits in this episode coming from Retro-Bit Publishing.
Retro-Bit continues to crank out awesome re-release after awesome re-release. They’ve brought amazing titles to North America and Europe for the first time, and they’ve offered games that were late-in-life releases for consoles that are highly sought after. After releasing titles for the NES, Super NES, and Genesis the first handheld Retro-Bit has turned to the handheld world for their latest release, Avenging Spirit for the Game Boy.
Developed for the arcades in 1991 by Jaleco and then ported to the Game Boy in 1992, Avenging Spirits is now a very costly title. On the secondary market, a loose copy can sell for over $150, complete in box for nearly $600, and a sealed copy can sell for close to $1400. This high demand and an even higher price are one of the reasons why this collector’s edition has been developed, to bring a truly unique game to more players at a lower cost, while not affecting the collector’s market.
Gang members have kidnapped your girlfriend and slain you in the process. On top of that, she’s being held for ransom unless her father gives up his research on “ghost energy”. He tasks you with getting her back the only way you can – by possessing others to get things done! Defeat the gang across 6 stages by using over 20 different hosts in this action-packed portable classic!
Initially released in extremely limited quantities, Avenging Spirit remains one of the most sought-after Game Boy titles of all time. The influential possessing mechanics have made it a cult classic for those in the know, but few have been able to get their hands on this supernatural action game.
This upcoming physical release will be packaged in a numbered deluxe hardcover box for preservation and scaled to the dimensions of an original Game Boy cartridge packaging for display continuity along with a full-color instruction manual, both featuring the original characters and artwork. The box will also come with an exclusive Ghastly Glow cartridge compatible with Game Boy consoles with a haunting glow-in-the-dark design. Retro-Bit Publishing has announced that they will be restoring missing scenes from the end game, including the Expert Mode hint screen for the first time in North America.
Avenging Spirit marks the first Game Boy release from Retro-Bit Publishing, who recently shipped the acclaimed official re-release of Mega Man: The Wily Wars on Genesis and Undercover Cops: Collector’s Edition on the Super NES. This ghostly action game joins the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Battletoads & Double Dragon and Genesis shoot ’em up Gaiares as recent pre-order campaigns. A portion of the proceeds generated by Retro-Bit’s Avenging Spirit re-release will be donated to the Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games.
Pre-orders will begin on May 31st, 2022 and run through July 3rd, 2022 at exclusive participating retailers. North American pre-orders can be placed through Limited Run Games and Castlemania Games, while European pre-orders will be available in early June and can be found at Arcade Dreams, Spel & Sant, DragonBox Shop, Strictly Limited and more. Avenging Spirit pre-orders are $44.99 in North America and €49,99 in Europe.
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