Factor 5 bringing Turrican to next-gen consoles?

Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht has expressed his desire to update Turrican for the current generation of consoles, as well as the Wii Virtual Console.

Originally released on the Commodore 64, Turrican was developed and designed by Manfred Trenz.

Factor 5 was responsible for the Amiga port of the first two games, and later went on to helm of the series by developing Mega Turrican for the Mega Drive (Genesis in the US).

Eggebrecht says: "There was quite a bit of news going around that last year for Wii, which obviously means Virtual Console.

"So there might be something brewing there and we hope very, very soon there will be something there," he tellsIGNin an interview.

Eggebrecht went on to address the potential for a Turrican remake. "In general, what we have working on internally is thinking about how to bring that into 3D. I mean, taking a close look certainly at Metroid- at what these guys did.

"Taking a close look at other old franchises from the 2D days which were brought into the future.

"I don't think we're at a point yet where it's full-blown and we're one-hundred percent set in a direction and everybody on the team is certain that this is the way it should go, but we're making headway.

"It will come back. It's definitely coming back in the old incarnations - don't worry about that. But I also think that we will bring it into the future pretty soon."

Courtesy of CVG.

Feb 12, 2008