Limited Run Games announces new Game Boy, NES releases of Star Wars

May the force be with you. If it isn’t with you, just blow into the cartridge and try again.

UPDATE: On June 25, Limited Run announced a collector’s edition of each Star Wars title. This story was updated to include the announcement.

On June 28, Limited Run Games will accept pre-orders for new copies of Star Wars for Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy.

With packaging in the style of classic Star Wars action figures, these licensed reproductions include replica labeling and translucent gray carts. Each will be available in small quantities at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Once they sell out, they will be unavailable.

Star Wars (NES) is a side scrolling action game released in 1991. Players get the opportunity to play as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa while following the plot of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Star Wars (Game Boy) is a handheld port of the 1991 game.

A collector’s edition of each title will be available for $84.99 and includes a reversible poster, retro cart enamel pin and metal coin, all housed in a book-style box.

Limited Run plans to re-release six different cartridge-based Star Wars titles using this method. Judging by its large list of E3 announcements, those titles may include any of the following: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars Rebel Assault I and II, Star Wars TIE Fighter, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Episode I: Racer, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Racer Revenge and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.

Limited Run has stated intentions to recirculate every one of the aforementioned classic Star Wars titles.

These reproductions aren’t the only Star Wars related items Limited Run is releasing June 28. Star Wars Bounty Hunter, a 2002 action/adventure title starring Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett, will see a physical release on PlayStation 4. This title will also be available in batches at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


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