Classic shmup collection Steel Empire Chronicles announced

Steel Empire Chronicles

Strictly Limited Games has announced Steel Empire Chronicles, a new collection of classic shmups Steel Empire and Over Horizon.

The new collection is being prepped in collaboration with original developers Mebius and Starfish SD. A release is set for sometime this spring on Switch and PlayStation 4.

Furthermore, a physical release (shown above) is also being offered over on the Strictly Limited Games online store. They’re also offering physical cartridges of both original games, for the NES and the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.

Here’s a rundown on the new collection, plus a new trailer:

About Steel Empire

The Motorhead Empire reigns over most of the world with an iron fist, but there is still freedom to be found in the Republic of Silverhead. What follows is your typical (and very likeable) shoot ’em up narrative of the free world sending a sole pilot to save the day and bring peace and harmony to all.

The story itself is displayed through what is most easily described as an old sepia-toned film newsreel. The narrative is filled with made-up historical references that’ll help to set the mood. Of course, just as you’ve come to expect of Strictly Limited Games, we’ll add to this through the presentation of the physical releases.

About Over Horizon

Released in 1991 for the Famicom/NES, this shoot ‘em up was created by the same developers as Steel Empire. Experience a hidden gem of gaming history that was originally only released in Japan and Germany and enjoy the atmospheric and colorful presentation!


  • Three games of Steel Empire in one package – (Remake 2018) , (Game Boy Advance 2005), (Sega Mega Drive 1992).
  • Over Horizon (1991) – An old school shooting classic!
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