M2 has recently announced a new sequel to the Aleste series, titled GG Aleste 3. This game will be available a few different ways:
- On the PS4 and Switch versions of the Aleste Collection, which also includes Aleste / Power Strike (Mark III, Master System), Power Strike II (Master System, previously unreleased outside of Europe), Aleste GG (Game Gear) and Aleste GG II (Game Gear).
- Those versions of the game, also bundled with a white, special edition of the Game Gear Micro; The Micro also includes the first two GG Aleste games, as well as Power Strike I & II.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on releases outside of Japan, however they’re available on Amazon.jp:
M2 also created a mockup of what the box art would have looked like if it has a physical Game Gear release. Personally, I’d have preferred a limited edition run of a real GG cart over a gimmicky micro! Maybe creative members of the retro gaming community will make their own using a rom dumped from the digital version, then bundle it with an actual Switch or PS4 hard copy in order to sell a “legal” copy? Or maybe that’s too much of a grey area…
Thanks to Kidshoruken for the translation help!
— 有限会社エムツー (@M2_game) September 26, 2020