The major surprise during the Limited Run E3 2019 presentation was when the physical video game specialist announced it was partnering with Lucasfilm to re-release classic Star Wars games.
This began with the re-release of the original Star Wars game in June and now the company will be following this up with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for NES and Game Boy as well as Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire on Nintendo 64. You'll be able to order both games from the LRG website this Friday (July 26 at 10am & 6pm EDT).
In addition to standalone copies of the game, Limited Run is offering Collector's Editions. With The Empire Strikes Back (priced at $84.99), you'll get a retro cart pin, commemorative coin, game manual, art cards and reversible poster all in a beautiful rigid box. The type of pin you get will depend on which version of the game you purchase.
The Collector's Edition for Shadows of the Empire (priced at $89.99) features the game on a translucent purple cartridge playable on the N64, reversible poster, game manual, art cards and retro cart pin, once again packaged in a rigid box.
Limited Run also announced it has partnered with Hyperkin to provide several accessories for retro consoles. These include LRG branded controllers and an N64 HDMI link cable, which is also compatible with the GameCube and SNES.
Would you be interested in either of these Star Wars games? How about Limited Run Hyperkin accessories? Tell us below.
OHHHHH Shadows of the Empire!!?!? That was one of my favorite N64 games as a kid (and at the top of my wish list for N64 games on Switch)!
This one is really tempting!
I'm not into racing to see who can click the fastest to get a limited copy of something, but that Shadows n64 cart is pretty sweet, especially on the proper Shadows of the Empire cardback.
Hope they make a reissue of the famicom namco star wars. Make it translated to english and im confident that it will actually sell well.
The Shadows of the Empire description in the picture lists it as Empire Strikes Back... whoops.
i not played this game on n64 era, not give a chance
I’m totally buying shadows of the empire. I actually just bought myself another N64; I’ve been wanting one again for years. I can only wait so long for Nintendo to get its act together and get that N64 mini or Nintendo online for N64 out... anyway, never thought I’d buy a rerelease like this but here I go. It’s one of my favorite games ever and I cannot wait to play it again and take down Boba Fett and IG-88.
Just buy a used official copy of shadows of the empire for a fraction of the cost
Kinda cool, but I wish they released all of these on the eShop.
I hope we eventually we get the Super Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, and Star Wars: Battle for Naboo re-release in the future.
Dang. Really want that snes controller, but for my Switch. Love that pink.
That EON device is a super scam, better off with the hyperkin for similar or better results which says a lot since most their stuff blows, but if you're going to piss $150, get the UltraHDMI update to really see a difference. I really wish this site and a few others would stop sucking up to those overpricing clowns.
I’ve still got my SotE cart and box and the comics, the book, the figures, the soundtrack.
But Rogue Squadron
Shadows was cool. But the NES and GB offerings were less than stellar. Still, should make some collectors happy. The SNES trilogy is where it's at
ESB on NES is actually pretty neat. Tough as nails, but not a bad game at all. Not sure how the GB port plays, I've only tried it once.
The Shadows CE could've come with so much more though, considering Shadows was such a huge project - comics, novels, audio-dramas...
Cheaper to buy an official boxed copy of Shadows. Thought the whole point LRG were for games that didn't have a physical release?
Don’t understand these at all. Collectors surely prefer the originals - shadows is quite easy to find
To me these are like knock offs and probably on cheap cartridges better off with original no?
@Mach_Rider I'll have to revisit ESB on NES! I dug Shadows at the time and haven't played it since it was brand new. I remember liking how it used music from the "soundtrack" put out to this Star Wars film that wasn't a film but had all the tie-ins. Extra content is always welcome
Now purple is my fave colour. Unfortunately, the Switch is my fave console. Sad face.
I remember being really excited for Shadows and then it turned out to be an OK game at best. Had to wait until Rogue Squadron came out to get the game I thought I was getting first time around.
For me the real classics that LRG are releasing are the PC games X-Wing and Tie Fighter. The Jedi Knight games were good too.
Away from Star Wars there's also the Monkey Island games, which are point and click perfection.
I'd buy Shadows of the Empire for Switch.... but if I wanted it for N64 then I'd just get the original. I'm assuming they're only producing NTSC carts anyway, so no use to me.
@Stocksy My thoughts exactly. Sure, the purple casing is cool and all, and somebody might be tempted by all the random extras, but original copies of Shadows of the Empire can be easily found on eBay for less than $15. I’m all for buying limited edition physical media of games that aren’t available as a hard copy elsewhere, but this seems a little unnecessary.
@Yorumi half? jeez,...you can get an original shadows cart for 5 bucks
@Heavyarms55 Just buy an actual cart on ebay for $5. They are plentiful.
I'll admit, I don't see the appeal of spending $85 on a Game Boy game that costs ten bucks on eBay, even if it comes with a poster. This isn't playable on Switch, right? It's just for the original system?
Waaaiiiiiit a minute, I think I completely misunderstood these LRG releases... theyre NOT for Switch??? So what's the POINT!?
Does that mean all the other announced titles (Turok 1&2 for example) are not for Switch either? ❗😧❓
That price for Shadows of the Empire is actually less than what it cost new when it was originally released. I remember seeing it in stores for $129 AUD and thinking yep, I'm in over my head with this hobby.
@koaeinferno I know they are, I have an original already, I was thinking of getting this for all the collectibles that I missed out on when it was new and are basically impossible to find today.
Limited Run is going to be the death of me. Though I have to say I'm not a fan of limiting the production to 3,000 while also not putting a cap on how many you can purchase at once. I really prefer their other format where they just leave orders open a certain amount of time with no production limits.
I understand releasing limited versions of digital games but this baffles me. I bought shadows of the empire for less than ten quid on the N64 not so long ago. It isn’t a rare game. 🤔
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