Limited Run reveals physical Switch release for Gotta Protectors, NES release for Amazon's Training Road
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Limited Run Games has announced that they’re giving Gotta Protectors a physical Switch release. As usual, there will be a standard version and Limited Edition version. Pre-orders for both versions open March 25th, 2022.
If you plan on going all-out, the Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness Collector’s Edition includes the following.
- “Gotta Protecticon” art/interview book
- Magicadia Classics Box Art Trading Cards (x12)
- 8-Bit Sprite Pins (x3)
- Deluxe Full-Series CD Soundtrack
Along with that, Gotta Protectors: Amazon’s Training Road is getting an NES release as well! Pre-orders for this title open up on March 25th, 2022 as well.
If you’re looking for details on these titles in general, you can find the official breakdown below.
It’s another fine morning in Magicadia…except your castle has suddenly turned into a tank. And what’s this about a dark prophecy that could lead to the end of all video games? A CONFUSION IS YOU.
Choose your Gotta Protectors and get ready to hack, slash, and spell-sling your way through an epic campaign of over 100 thumb-blistering maps—plus dozens more available as optional DLC bonus chapters!
The rules are simple. Put Princess Lola into the castle to start it rolling down the tracks. At the end of the tracks is an enemy castle. Smash YOUR castle into THEIR castle to destroy it—but don’t let the enemies wipe out the Princess’s HP first!
PLUS FOUR DLC PACKS!
DLC PACK 1: MEGA BLASTIN’ TRAX + BONUS SCENARIO A Option to play the entire game soundtrack in “MD” and “88” sound chip formats 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario A) New skills for the Fighter and Archer characters
DLC PACK 2: POCKET POWER TRAX + BONUS SCENARIO B
Option to play the entire game soundtrack in “GB” and “WS” sound chip formats 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario B) New skills for the Ninja and Oracle characters
DLC PACK 3: JAPANICOM TRAX + BONUS SCENARIO C
Option to play the entire game soundtrack in “FDS” and “VRC” sound chip formats 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario C) New skills for the Amazon and Old Guy characters
DLC PACK 4: SUPER WAVETABLE TRAX + BONUS SCENARIO D
Option to play the entire game soundtrack in the “SFC” sound chip format 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario D) New skills for the Mage and Prince characters
The wait is over for Japan’s indie darling, GOTTA PROTECTORS: CART OF DARKNESS. The 80s are calling—collect—and it’s up to you to dust off your carts and put an end to the bodacious bad guys threatening Magicadia once and for all!
Amazon’s Training Road
After the Gotta Protectors’ adventure to vanquish the Demon of Doom, Amazon was ready for some much-needed vacay. But Princess Lola doesn’t believe in giving her power posse any time off! To make Amazon even stronger, Lola has strapped her into the heaviest armor in the land and sent her off on a sweaty sprint through a forest full of traps.
Jump, kick, and slide your way through the danger, grabbing hearts and dodging bombs. But be careful: one false step in this pendulous plating, and the world may never be the same…
Amazon’s Training Road is an updated and enhanced version of Amazon’s Running Diet, an NES game developed by Ancient in 2017 and released free on the internet. This new version of the game has been lovingly localized as if it were 1989, complete with western-style package art from the immensely talented Ayano Koshiro and brand new spritework from designer Makoto Wada. It also includes a bonus sound player mode that features the entire blazing Yuzo Koshiro soundtrack of the brand-new Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness, playable right on your NES or NES-compatible system! Amazon’s Training Road comes on a gorgeous pink cartridge and includes a full-color instruction booklet and Limited Run dust sleeve.