We've been keenly following the progress of the Super Famicom Box Art Collection book for some time now, from its initial (aborted) crowdfunding campaign to the news that it would be published by Bitmap Books.

After what feels like forever, the book is finally on the verge of release and we've been lucky enough to get the first Collector's Edition off the production line. This limited edition variant is only available to those who pre-order and will not go on general sale. To make it even more desirable, it features exclusive artwork by the one and only Wil Overton, he of Super Play and Rare fame.

Devised and written by Stu "Super Famicom Guy" Brett and featuring hundreds of photos of his own collection, the book also contains (minor) contributions from our very own Damien McFerran. Inside you'll find lots of lovely Japanese Super Famicom covers as well as game descriptions and a commentary on the artwork. To top it all off, the book is edited by none other than Steve Jarratt, who worked on legendary UK magazines like EDGE, Total! and Official Nintendo Magazine.

But enough idle chatter! Feast your eyes on our unboxing below and get those credit cards ready. You can pre-order the book on Bitmap's site.

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