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NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to North America

Posted by Tim Latshaw

A repackaged mix of remixed packages!

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the quirky mash-up challenges of NES Remix and NES Remix 2 will be hitting retail shelves sometime around the holidays.

Nintendo announced the offering, currently known as NES Remix Pack, on its Twitter feed during their live event at San Diego Comic Con:

Japan received a similar package this year under the title Famicom Remix 1 + 2. Hopefully NES Remix Pack will have equally fetching box art. Unfortunately, there is no word of a specific release date or a European release at this time.

Have you been holding out in hopes of picking up NES Remix 1 and 2 on a disc? Does the pack tempt you even though already own one or both titles from the eShop? Let us know below.


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Darkness3131 said:

Cool. I'll pick this up instead of the eshop release. Wasn't going to bother, but maybe if the physical price is reasonable, since I really only get physical copies.



Doge said:

Eh, i'd rather downloadable, but hey, that box art looks cool



Jampie said:

If the box art looks as neat as the Japanese box art, I'll double dip for sure!



Yoshi said:


Why do you do this to me, Nintendo! Why do you make me pick NES Remix as an Elite Status gift and then announce this????



Hordak said:

FINALLY! I simply don't want to ever rely on downloadable-only games. I always go for physical releases or only downloadable games of something I own the physical copy of.



Prof_Clayton said:

The way Bill Trinen announced it on the stream was so awkward. He basically said it randomly after a round of smash.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

Awww, do I really have to re-buy them? Cause I really don't wanna pay twice for them... and I can't expect Nintendo to manage giving me a discount on the physical version for owning the downloads.



Solid_Stannis said:

What I'm wondering is whether they'll be separate games on the disc, like, I don't know, the Zelda GC Collector's Disc or something(?), or integrated in some way. You know what I mean.



SavoirFaire said:

@brewsky amen to that! Knew I should have snagged dr Luigi. Fun game nonetheless, tho now I wonder if the remix sales other regions got were held back bc of this.



KillScottKill said:

Haha! So glad I didn't pick NES Remix as my platinum gift. I'll be getting this physical package. Hope the box art is as cool as the Japanese version.



TheJudge said:

Yeah, most likely it will be on one disc. Guess I'm gonna wait until the physical copy to get these. Just glad I didn't use my Platinum reward to get this.



Samuel-Flutter said:

I'm glad I held out. I had thought about picking up the first one after they announced the second, but when I heard that Japan was getting a physical copy, I decided to hold off in hopes that it would come to America.



DiscoGentleman said:

Gimme an eShop discount on em both, please.
But very nice this is coming physical for the physical fiends.



PokeMario said:

Used my Platinum to get the first one, luckily I haven't bought the second one yet. I'll be getting the physical version, but Nintendo better give me eshop credit or a choice of another game to make up for this.



CanisWolfred said:

Great, now I'll finally have something to get for the Holidays. Might grab Wii Sports Club around then, too.



KodyDawg said:

Of course they announce this right after I choose NES Remix as my Platinum reward...



rjejr said:

"sometime around the hoildays."

Of couse it is. I think Iwatas calendar only has 3 pages, summer, winter, holidays; and all the boxes are blank.

Im going to wait for the re-mixed remix version.

It is good to see another retail box to sure up the Wii U section for the holidays. People need 2nd games for all the B1G1 sales.



millarrp said:

I've already got both eStore versions so I plan to pass on this. But it's good for those that prefer physical copies.



0utburst said:

I'll go digital on Nintendo 1st party (maybe 2nd party too) games now that NNID is already in place. I won't lose my games as long as I have my account accessible. So it's not really a big deal now that they've released Wii Sports club and are now releasing NES remix pack. I'm happy for those who still prefers physical discs.



epicdude12302 said:

I was hoping for this! It's why I've held off on downloading them for so long! Hopefully they'll only charge $29.99!



JaredJ said:

I really wish I would have known this before I picked NES Remix as an Elite member gift



SheldonRandoms said:

Good thing I held off getting my Platinum reward, cause now i'll get the revved up version, served at my local gamestop!



Megumi said:

Yeah I'll probably just stick with downloading, since I already have the 1st one.



VIIIAxel said:

@XFsWorld Some people prefer retail, myself included. I personally only get download games if it's the only option.

Anyway, I think I'll have to pick this up! I never played either one, but was somewhat interested in the first, and very interested in the second.



NintyMan said:

Good thing I didn't quickly choose NES Remix for my Platinum Club Nintendo reward. I'll be getting Dillon instead because of this.

Although I have the second one, I would gladly get this again with the first game included and with a cool, new box.



IceClimbers said:

On another note, Mysterious Murasame Castle is coming to the 3DS VC in the US for the 1st time on August 7th! This is its first appearance in the US.



bezerker99 said:

Nice! But I am still going to just go ahead and download Remix 2 in the next week or so.



Monsti said:

Coming back home to Germany in September. If they announce it for Europe as well I guess I can wait to play it for 3 more months.



ejamer said:

Such a Nintendo thing to do. This news would've been awesome two weeks ago... before they encouraged many Nintendo fans like me to download the first game as a Club Nintendo platinum reward for being good customers. Now any interest I have in buying a retail release is (at best) cut in half.

I'm a huge "buy physical" fan, but will pass unless the game gets a ridiculous mark-down at retail.



Lizuka said:

I tend to prefer downloaded games, but I might go physical on this one, depending on the price.



tripunktoj said:

For download only games published by Nintendo, I always wait for them to be a club.nintendo reward. But hoping we'd get a retail version as Japan, I held off form getting NES Remix as my platinum reward, and now Im glad I did and went instead with Dr. Luigi for the platinum reward.



Dauntless said:

I remembered about the possibility of a retail Remix right after I picked Remix for my Platinum prize. I should have went for Dr. Luigi instead. Oh well, this years prizes were a huge let down.



Intrepid said:

As a physical gamer who downloaded NES Remix a few days ago as my platinum reward, I'm pretty damn upset. If Nintendo had announced this sooner, I would have gotten something else.

Don't get me wrong; I'm happy to see this get a physical release and will happily get it all the same, but I'm very annoyed that my platinum download is effectively wasted now.



allav866 said:

@brewsky Cheer up. The physical bundle is presumably $30—the combined price of both titles—and you only have to pay $15 to have both NES Remixes.



sinalefa said:

I got both Day 1, so I am not double dipping. The two downloads are not even that big anyway. But good for all those who waited.



SilentHunter382 said:

I feel that a €25 would be a fair price (maybe €30) if the game gets released over here. As for me getting errrm not sure yet. I don't have either remixes so that is an advantage for me to get the physical version.



JaxonH said:

Oh I saw that. Mysterious Murasame Castle looks like a BRUTAL game too. Think Krysta said Miamoto had a hand in development too. I love getting these Japanese classics that never got localized.

I'll be getting NES Remix 1+2 on disc, even though I own them both digitally. Sucks that between Ducktales Remastered, Wii Sports Club, NES Remix 1 and NES Remix 2 I spent a good $90 digitally, only to re-buy physically. Oh well, I knew the risks when I bought them.



JaxonH said:


You in NA? Get Gamer's Club Unlocked through Best Buy. They're having a sale right now- $60 for 2 years membership.

Then the price is ALWAYS right.



Genesaur said:

Oh, good. I sure hope it's on the cheaper side, 'cause I have others to get around that time.



FragRed said:

So does this mean there won't be any more NES Remix titles in the work? Hopefully they are doing 2 SNES Remix games this time around



Alucard83 said:

I like this. Thank god i didn't get any downloads then . This will save a lot more money anyhow



Shambo said:

Bring it to Europe in a nice box, and I'll definitely double dip! I'd been hoping they'd do this when they announced the second game, but went ahead and bought it downloadable during a recent discount, after giving up hope...

How I dislike this era of downloadable games Sure, it brings us some great games we'd otherwise never get to play, but collecting is part of the fun too...

And then late physical releases happen (like Walking Dead, in which they did an even dirtier trick of releasing another episode AFTER the physical release, which wasn't part of the season pass, and then another complete season 1 physical release...).

And now this. I'll get it when it comes to Europe. And when it doesn't, I'll hate regional lockout even slightly more.



mowerdude said:

I hate it when Nintendo pull this crap, say they are download ONLY and then release them as physical disc copys, they did the samething with Wii Sports Club also. I picked up Nes Remix 1 when it first came out and Wii Sports Club Bowling also when it first came out, but I haven't picked up Nes Remix 2 or the rest of the sports games yet and now they go and announce this physical copy. If I new this I would have waited to pickup both Nes Remix collection and Wii Sports Club both on disc I would rather have a Physical Copy of a game anytime over digital only, but instead I am now stuck with Nes Remix and Wii Sports club bowling on my digital system instead, and I don't like having repurchase the games that I already own twice. Just so I can have a disc copy of the games. So I won't be getting either disc version of either games now.



TreesenHauser said:

I got the two already on the eShop, but if you have yet to play these I'd definitely hold out for the retail version!



retro_player_22 said:

I'm still puzzle why they couldn't just make a third one before they do this. Much rather to have all three in physical form than just one or two but for many who haven't download the two yet this is a good thing.



StarDust4Ever said:

Since I already have downloaded both, I'm gonna buy the disc and keep it sealed, same thing I did with Luigi-U.



Luna-Harmony said:

What about people in the UK & EU ?? snubbed again ?
They need to care more about people this side of the world no wonder so many people are getting ps4's.. Sort it out nintendo uk



Dpullam said:

As long as it is priced no higher than $30 I'll definitely pick it up. I much prefer owning physical copies of Nintendo franchises.



Porky said:

I will double dip on these titles because I like my physical game copies and the boxart is amazing.

@StarDust4Ever Good idea.. I now want to double dip on thaf DLC for that reason now.



Obito_Sigma said:

YES! YES! YES! I have been holding off on buying the NES Remix ever since I saw that the physical release was coming to Japan! I'm so glad that I bought Super Luigi U!



Captain_Gonru said:

@retro_player_22 @FragRed I sort of doubt we'll see a third NES Remix. I feel like they hit the ones most people would want. A third may require digging a bit too deep into the archives, as some of those titles are best left in the past.
However, I do wonder how this may affect sales of a probable SNES Remix. Will people hold out for a physical copy? If so, I worry the knock on effect would be the appearance of disinterest due to low sales, thus torpedoing the possibility of a second SNES Remix and subsequent physical bundle.
Also, as a fun thought exercise, at what point do they have to stop? Sure, a SNES Remix is easily imaginable, and Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA games aren't too hard to picture either. But could you even do N64 Remix? I feel like the games are too complex for the formula. And would certainly be too data-heavy to include as many in one Remix while maintaining the package size.
Although the idea of running SM64 Mario through Ocarina of Time is not without some appeal.



Achoo said:

I really don't get why people are so attached to physical releases. At the end of the day they are both digital, even if one is on a DVD. It is not like it is analogue, like a vinyl. You get some box art but hey, we have the internet these days people, it is not like pictures are in low supply...jeeze, your even reading an online magazine here now, your not complaining that that is not a "physical" release are you?
And people that buy both are just crazy.
The only advantage to buying a physical copy is the resell value for me, and that is all. If they offered all download games at 2/3 the price of physical, I'd buy them everytime. They are more convenient.



FragRed said:

@Captain_Gonru What you have said is all certainly true. And yeah I can see people holding off getting the SNES Remix digitally if they think a physical bundle will be available in the future. But then there are always those who just have to get the game right away, and those who will go for it simply because it is digital. And I would say that how well a SNES Remix 1 & 2 are sold digitally depends how well priced the physical copy of NES Remix 1 & 2 is. If more than getting both digitally, then that may persuade people just to get all future titles in the series digital over physical. So many variables, we will just have to wait and see what happens. Exciting

Your brain exercise is a good one. I am with you that producing the N64 Remix games would just be too much work and complicated. Plus the price would have to go up to justify the work gone into them. And we can forget about a GC Remix altogether. Also I just think that the games produced on the N64 and later are altogether a different type from those on the SNES, NES and Game Boy. I just don't see them working together as well. Also I don't think there is the vast number of N64 games Nintendo own or easily have access to that they did on earlier platforms to be able to produce 2 Remix titles.



JustinH said:

Great. Just when I gave up on waiting for a physical disc. Already 100%ed NES Remix 2!



CaptainBub said:

As a new WiiU owner, as well as someone who prefers physical media, this is cool news for me. I'll definitely wait and purchase this rather that download each one separately. Coolness 👍



MAB said:

Nintendo are hitting the bottom of the Donkey Kong barrel when they need to release a bunch of crappy NES games on disc just to fill out the holiday lineup



Luffymcduck said:

I don't really want a collectors edition of a game I found overrated. The box art looks nice though.



b5234 said:

Wow what a huge middle finger to me and everyone who chose NES remix for the platinum reward.

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