We live in a golden age where, after the decade-old death of a console, some hardcore fanatics are still producing games for antiquated systems. Publisher Cinemaware has announced that it will release It Came From the Desert in its originally intended Extended Cut for Sega’s 16-bit console.
The Mega Drive or Genesis, depending on where you live, has been out of commission for a while now, but this revival will come with an actual physical release. This includes an It Came From the Desert cartridge, a manual, mini-poster and one of those giant plastic cases with slipcover included.
Moreover, the top-down shooter’s Extended Cut will come with added cutscenes, a new intro sequence, another ending and additional gameplay elements. In It Came From the Desert, the player takes on an army of giant ants that invade the town of Lizard Breath.
During travels, the hero will need to shoot down swarming insects with a range of different weapons and grenades. Additionally, townspeople will be spread around that offer some alternate gameplay tidbits.
For the new release of It Came From the Desert, Cinemaware joins forces with developer WaterMelon. These are the geniuses who rekindled the Mega Drive development road, when they brought Pier Solar and the Great Architects to the old console.
Cinemaware’s original claim to fame comes from the age-old classic, Defender of the Crown, a strategy game about medieval conquest. It’s currently trying to put one of its other older releases, Rocket Ranger, through a Kickstarter campaign.
It’s possible to sign up for the It Came From the Desert: Extended Cut preorders now. Release is planned for summer of 2015.