We’ve covered new games being released for the Super Nintendo on honest-to-goodness cartridges, however we haven’t seen a premiere game company do something like this in a long time. Capcom has announced they’re releasing a special, limited edition reproduction of Street Fighter II for the Super Nintendo.
The release is being made in celebration of the series’30th anniversary, via Capcom and distributor iam8bit. Described as an “ultra premium throwback relic,” the cartridge comes in a vibrant red design, complete with lots of nostalgic artwork.
Here’s a brief description of the release:
Featuring one of two colored cartridges, each housing the original game code and fully playable on NTSC consoles – but that’s just the beginning! The “Legacy Cartridge Collection” embodies retro-inspired luxury, amplifying the core SNES box design with a glistening foil sheen, delicately embossed texture, chic spot varnish and an innovative tri-fold cover that opens to reveal bonus vintage art. Inside, we’re keeping it old-school by restoring the contents of the original instruction booklet, complete with a new archival cover print + secret pack-ins (to be revealed when you crack that shrink-wrap seal).
Here’s a rundown on the game’s packaging details:
- Brand-New Playable SNES Cartridge
- Tri-Fold Box w/ Foil, Gloss & Embossments
- Premium Instruction Booklet
- Retro Pack-In Surprises
- Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
The Street Fighter II SNES cartridge will be limited to 5,500 units worldwide, so if you’re interested, go order on via the iam8bit website. Shipping is supposed to go down sometime in November of this year.