Gex Trilogy: The TV Fan Gecko Returns, But Something Is Wrong! [VIDEO]

Gex’s return is a pleasant surprise, but something doesn’t seem right apart from the fact that time may have passed him by in more ways than one.


Let’s start with the announcement: yesterday, Limited Run Games announced a ton of games, and among them are titles that came out for older platforms a long time ago and are now getting a modern release. This category includes Gex Trilogy, which will be on all modern platforms. Since it is a trilogy, it makes sense that there will be three games in the pack.

The first part of Gex (as a 2D game!) was released for 3DO, PC, SEGA Saturn, and PS1, and the gecko was unofficially the 3DO’s musketeer. The sequel, Gex: Enter the Gecko, was released for PS1, PC, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Color, but the GBC port was a 2D side-view platformer, as a 3D platformer wouldn’t have worked on the handheld. The final installment of the trilogy, Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko, was only available on three platforms, as it skipped the PC and was only available on PS1, N64, and GBC (and the original 3D platformer style was not available on Nintendo’s handheld this time either, due to technical limitations).

The trilogy will be brought to you by Limited Run Games, part of the Embracer Group, on the Carbon Engine, which uses emulators ranging from NES/GB to PlayStation/Sega CD (these are still in the pipeline, but the Gex Trilogy confirms the whole thing). A more significant oddity is who owns the Gex IP. The credits list shows… Square Enix?! They sold the games’ original developers (Crystal Dynamics) along with their IP to Embracer. So they already own Tomb Raider, but not Gex? What the hell was the Japanese publisher doing, as Tomb Raider hasn’t been on the sidelines for two decades, like Gex…

Gex Trilogy is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. No release date is known yet.

Source: Gematsu

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