Update [Thu 21st Apr, 2022 19:30 BST] Strictly Limited Games has shared more details of their planned physical editions for the Zero Tolerance Collection, but with an extra surprise.

First, we've got some more details about the rerelease from a fresh press release:

First released in 1994 for Sega® Mega Drive / Sega® Genesis, Zero Tolerance sets players in a distant future where the universe has to face an alien invasion. That’s when the Zero Tolerance team is being called to protect mankind from the enemy!
- Fight back the aliens’ attack on the spaceship Europe-1 and repel their invasion on earth in Zero Tolerance.
- Hunt down the invaders on a subway mission in the never before released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground.
- Play through Zero Tolerance or Zero Tolerance Underground to unlock the prototype of Beyond Zero Tolerance where you defeat the alien enemies on their home planet (only in Zero Tolerance Collection)

- Start Zero Tolerance with one of five characters to choose from - each with own individual attributes
- Collect laser guns, mines, a flamethrower and more to complete your versatile weapon arsenal
- Master several colourful and complex levels spanning over different main areas
- Choose your way to play! Kill all the enemies to enable checkpoints or rush through the levels if you want the thrill
- Including the never before released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground Including an unlockable prototype of Beyond Zero Tolerance (only in Zero Tolerance Collection)

So, as many readers suspected, Zero Tolerance Underground is the missing sequel to the original Mega Drive / Genesis classic! This alone, as well as the unreleased prototype for Beyond, make the collection more than worthwhile.

But, back to those shiny physical editions. Earlier today, we knew of two different versions. But Strictly Limited has announced a pair of new, unique releases that we're itching to get our hands-on. Pre-orders for all of these editions don't open until 24th April at Midnight CET, or 23rd April 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT / 11pm BST, so mark that in your calendar.

First, let's take a look at what you'll get if you pre-order the Special Limited Edition:

Zero Tolerance Limited Edition
Image: Strictly Limited Games
  • Special Limited Edition Box
  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PS4
  • Colourful Game Manual
  • 2 reversible Posters (DIN A3)
  • 3 Logo Stickers
  • Postcard Set
  • Cardboard Standee
  • Soundtrack CD Game Flyer (DIN A6)

For €49.99 / $55.99, that's a pretty good haul of treats! Plus you're getting three different games. You'll have to snap one up quick, though, as there will only be 2,000 copies of the Switch version available to pre-order.

The Standard Edition is limited to 3,000 Switch copies, and for a little more than half the price, will just get you a boxed copy of the game. If that's all you want, then that's pretty much perfect.

The surprise release, however, is a Mega Drive or Genesis cartridge of Zero Tolerance, complete with its never-before-released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground. And yes, it's a working cartridge, so if you have this retro console to hand, then you can play this lost sequel on original hardware — if you can get your hands on one, of course.

Even though Zero Tolerance Underground is on the standard modern-day release, how cool is it that you have the chance to play a decades-old sequel, that never saw the light of day, on the hardware it was originally intended to release on?

There are only 1,500 of each cartridge available, and each costs €49.99 / $55.99. And we had to share the manual, too. Who misses manuals? We sure do. Almost as much as the Mega Drive...

That's a lot of new information in less than a day. We're going to keep an eye on this one. And again, don't forget that pre-orders for these limited edition physical releases open on 24th April at Midnight CET.

Original story [Thu 21st Apr, 2022 12:30 BST] Technopop's classic arena shooter Zero Tolerance will be coming to Switch this year — but not alone. Publisher QUByte Interactive has announced the Zero Tolerance Collection, which brings three games together in one package: Zero Tolerance, Zero Tolerance Underground (the lost sequel to the first game), and an unlockable, previously-unreleased demo Zero Tolerance Beyond.

In the original game, Zero Tolerance is an elite squad of five members. Each member has their own unique weapon and gameplay style. After picking one of the five members, you have to infiltrate the flagship Europa-1 — which has been attacked by extra-terrestrials — to erase all evidence of this invasion.

The objective is to kill every enemy in every level to gain a password, which will allow you to progress. If your character is killed, you can no longer play as them, and must select a new character to take control; if all five characters die, it's game over.

This modern repackaging adds a few neat quality-of-life features to the game, but the original experience is largely retained, so fans can enjoy this rerelease how they want. Here's a list of all of the collection's features from QUByte:

Game Features

- +40 unique levels to complete
- Classic FPS action and adrenaline
- Environment completely in 3D with a 360° degree perspective
- 5 save state slots per game
- 4 screen filters (XBR, CRT, Smooth and Sharp)
- 3 screen types (Normal, Fit and Stretch)

QUByte is also partnering with Stricly Limited Games to release two limited edition physical releases of the collection. The Zero Tolerance Collection - Limited Edition, which includes a manual (just like the old days!) will be available for €29.99 / $34.99, while The Zero Tolerance Collection - Special Limited Edition comes with a soundtrack, posters, stickers, and more, and will cost €49.99 / $55.99.

We're excited to revisit this 1994 classic later this year when the Zero Tolerance Collection launches on Switch. We don't have an exact release date, but we'll let you know when we do!

Did you used to play Zero Tolerance on the Mega Drive / Genesis? Will you be picking up the collection? Let us know.