New Super Nintendo Side-Scroller Releasing In Japan

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If you're involved in retro gaming in any way, you've undoubtedly heard of all the news surrounding Nintendo's oldest consoles that are once again finding themselves at the center of attention. Sometimes the news comes in the form of re-releases of the consoles, and sometimes it comes in the form of a new game — or as new as a game can be when it's released for a console that was discontinued 20 years ago.

The Japanese version of the Super Nintendo, the Super Famicom, is the most recent system to receive a "new" game. This summer, a game called Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman Zero will be released for the Super Famicom.

This will be the first time that the game has ever been featured in a physical form. Previously, the platformer was only available through the Satellaview peripheral, an add-on for the Super Famicom system that allowed for games, magazines, and data packets that gave access to playable characters, much like today's DLC.

Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman follows a pretty general platformer formula that leads players to wade through minion-like enemies until they can wail on the boss enough to pass the level and achieve the highest score possible. Of course, riveting gameplay isn't the ultimate goal here; the physical packaging of the game and its resurfacing so far away from its initial release date in 1997 creates a truly nostalgic experience for those who either remember the game or are just looking to build upon their retro gaming collection.

With this year being the game's 20-year anniversary, there's no better time to have the title return to the market. The release of the game now also benefits from Nintendo's recent time in the spotlight in the past month or so when it comes to retro gaming. We previously reported on another new game for the Super Nintendo, Unholy Night, back in April, and a buzz about the Nintendo PlayStation prototype also surfaced earlier in the month.

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The game is expected to be released in late June at the price of 6,998 yen, or roughly $61. Quantities will be limited, so move quickly if you intend to add it to your collection.

[via Kotaku and 4Gamer]