Preorders have opened for Irem Collection vol. 3

ININ and Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with IREM and Tozai Games, are excited to reveal the titles of the IREM Collection Vol. 3 and announce the pre-order start for the exclusive and highly limited boxed editions of IREM Collection Vol. 3. This collection continues to celebrate IREM, one of the most prestigious developers in the games industry.

This volume contains true arcade gems of the shoot ’em up genre: Mr. Heli, Mystic Riders, and Dragon Breed. It will be released in the second quarter of 2024, and if you’re a collector, you can already get your hands on limited editions for PlayStation and Nintendo Switch starting October 12th!

The Limited Edition is limited to a maximum of 4,000 copies for Nintendo Switch, 1,500 for PlayStation 4, and 1,500 for PlayStation 5 at a price of 34,99 €, including a colorful game manual.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to a maximum of 2000 copies for Nintendo Switch, 999 for PlayStation 4, and 999 for PlayStation 5 for 89,99 €, including lots of additional collectibles:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Visual Compendium
  • Reversible Posters
  • Marquee Stickers
  • Arcade Coin
  • Desk Pad
  • Retro Print Set

In this modern version, some important features will be added, like quick save and quick loads, filters to relive the original game experience, help functions like rewind and fast-forward, and a worldwide leaderboard for players’ scores.

mr. heli image

Mr. Heli, also known outside Japan as Battle Chopper, took the Japanese arcades by storm in 1987, when IREM’s creative mojo was in full bloom. This quirky adventure invites you to guide a little orange chopper named Mr. Heli through many innovative stages.

You can fly through the stages, walk through the landscapes and use three different weapons with two levels of upgrade. You can also mine crystals and buy equipment to help you defeat the big bosses that are standing in your way.

mr heli screenshot

The IREM Collection Volume 3 contains both Battle Chopper in its 1987 Arcade M-92 version and the 1989 PC Engine / Turbo Grafx version. The fascinating gameplay of these games has survived time and has become a unique masterpiece worthy of your love.


The 1992 Arcade Shoot ‘em up Mystic Riders takes you on a magical journey that’s a bit different from IREM’s usual dark and challenging shoot ‘em up style. This game was made by the same team that made the hilarious Daiku no Gensan (Hammering’ Harry), and it goes beyond the biomechanical nightmares of its counterparts.


You will play the roles of the two humorous and jovial characters, Mark and Zeal, and start your adventure, also coop, where you will fight giant turtles, ghosts, grim reapers, dragons and other magical creatures. Mystic Riders is a true gem in the shoot ‘em genre and a highly entertaining co-op experience, so don’t miss it!


Dragon Breed is a thrilling shooter with a big dragon named Bahamoot that you can ride into action. But don’t let the size fool you, because only your hero can take damage, while the dragon absorbs the damage from the countless enemies.


So, are you ready for an adventure through big levels full of enemies, surprises and heart-pounding action? Play Dragon Breed on modern consoles and show your dragon riding skills to friends and gamers around the world! Get in on the dragon-fueled fun!

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