Break out your NES—Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is coming in December

UPDATE: Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl’s soundtrack is hitting vinyl, with a single-LP purple pressing consisting of 300 copies. Limited Run will launch orders at 10 a.m. ET Oct. 4, which is also the last day to lock down your copy of the Jay and Silent Bob game on a working NES cart. Original story follows.

Jay and Silent Bob are back. Their film reboot hits theaters during two Fathom events in mid-October (the first features a commemorative poster), Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are taking the film on tour and two video games featuring the characters are coming to consoles and PC. One of which, Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl, will be available digitally and on Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes, it’s available on a playable NES cart.

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is a beat ’em up inspired by NES-era classics like Double Dragon and River City Ransom. It’s a prequel to the crowdfunded brawler Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch and is being sold to help fund further development of that title.

At 10 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 6, Mall Brawl will be available for $54.99 through Limited Run Games. Games will come in Silent Bob Green, Jay Yellow or Retro Grey and will be packaged in replica NES game packaging, complete with manual and dust sleeve. The product’s listing states its up for open pre-order, but a cutoff date hasn’t been announced.

Copies are expected to ship in December, and purchases will include a digital copy of the game (backers of Chronic Blunt Punch will also receive free digital copies). The game’s website states that Mall Brawl will be available on PC first, with a Nintendo Switch version launching at a later date.

A collector’s edition, dubbed the Limited Classic Edition, will also be available.

This edition includes everything the base copy comes with, plus a poster, soundtrack CD, art cards and large display box. It’ll be available in limited quantities at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 6, for $84.99.

The game was created by Spoony Bard Productions.

Our Take

Jay and Silent Bob are a duo of lovable drug dealers who exist across Kevin Smith’s comedic films. From Clerks and Mallrats to Chasing Amy and their own film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the characters have established a routine that evolves throughout each of their appearances. Jay and Silent Bob’s 2019 resurgence puts them in a game the twosome is tailor-made for—the classic beat ’em up—and reintroduces them to cinema fans through a cameo-packed reboot. It’s a good year to be a Kevin Smith fan.

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