In honor of the recent Street Fighter 30th Anniversary, iam8bit and Capcom are re-releasing Street Fighter II on a limited edition Super Nintendo cartridge. The description is below:
“As a Street Fighter 30th Anniversary surprise, Capcom & iam8bit fistbumped to create this ultra premium throwback relic – a brand-new, freshly manufactured limited edition of Street Fighter II for Super Nintendo Entertainment System compatible hardware. 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).”
The cartridge comes in two available colors, “Opaque Ryu Headband Red” and “Glow-in-the-dark Blanka Green.” This edition is limited to 5500 total with 4500 going to the red, and just 1000 going to the glow-in-the-dark variety. It is, “completely random” which edition you will get with your order.
The set also comes with a Tri-fold box with foil, a premium instruction manual, and other pack in treats. The edition will retail for $100.00 and is available for pre-order now for launch in November.
Super Nintendo is seeing a huge resurgence with the craze over the SNES Mini that sold out so quick, the ebay prices are already skyrocketing. Super Nintendo was a magical time in gaming that included more than a few games that were so good, we’re still talking about them today. It seems this is just the beginning of these kinds of collectibles from one of gaming’s golden eras, as iam8bit says this is just the first of the “Legacy Cartridge Collection.”
Being someone who had Street Fighter II on the Super Nintendo, this is a must buy for collecting purposes. However, while this cartridge is playable on a Super Nintendo, there is a warning that it may overheat the console and these cartridges are not associated with Nintendo. Either way, as a collector’s piece I can’t wait to see more or what iam8bit has in store. Chrono Trigger next please?