Reproduction cart playable on original hardware
The first games in our @starwars collection are LIVE! Star Warsâ„¢ (NES, Game Boy) and Star Warsâ„¢: Bounty Hunter are available in standard editions or Collector’s Editions. If you miss out, we’ll have more copies going live later today at 6pm EDT! https://t.co/5Lksol4sqo pic.twitter.com/Dur9l1cHxb
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) June 28, 2019
I’m constantly impressed with the titles Limited Run Games gets its hands on. Earlier this month, the cult classic Psychonauts was announced to be getting a physical package from the company, and now Star Wars is next. The PS2 cult classic Bounty Hunter is the more modern game, but Limited Run is going above and beyond with the other two offerings.
Star Wars on the NES and Game Boy will be available and not just as a digital code for modern platforms. Fully operational reproduction carts of the two are up for grabs with some special edition packaging that makes them look like classic Star Wars figurines. That’s a lot of dedication to recreating an old era and they look absolutely breathtaking. Sadly, pre-orders are currently sold out, though Limited Run should be offering up a second batch.
A “classic” and “premium” edition will be available for every title with the more expensive option coming in special packaging. The NES and Game Boy games will run you $39.99 for the regular and $84.99 for the premium. They are limited to 3,000 units and 2,000 units, respectively. Bounty Hunter, on the other hand, will run you $29.99 for the standard and $84.99 for the limited. It will be limited to 7,500 and 3,000 units, respectively.
If you just want every single version of these games (including both the limited and standard packages), you can get an all-in-one bundle for $364.99. I’m not quite sure why you’d want two versions of each game, but I suppose there is some collectible value to be had. That steelbook for Bounty Hunter is pretty nice looking, so maybe it is worth double dipping on.
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