Lately, we’ve been getting a ton of games inspired by anime and manga, but this certainly isn’t a new thing. Ever since the time of the NES, there were plenty of games that anime-fans could enjoy, even if admittedly they weren’t always good (and they still aren’t).
To celebrate this legacy embodied by the 50th anniversary of the popular “brick-sized” manga magazine Shonen Jump, Nintendo is releasing the Classic Mini Famicom Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition, which is basically the local version (which looks much better) of the NES Classic Edition, in a new gold and red livery.
One of the most relevant elements is that it’ll have a new lineup of games starting with a celebration of Akira Toriyama with the first Dragon Quest and multiple Dragon Ball games, a couple of Hokuto No Ken titles, then delving into slightly more obscure manga and anime series like Saint Seiya, Captain Tsubasa, Rokudenashi Blues, and several more.
Basically, it’s the wet dream of every old-school weeb.
Unfortunately, it’s extremely unlikely that this will ever be released in the west, but it’ll launch in Japan on July 6th for 7,980 plus taxes.
If you’re interested in the boring western version, it’s gonna come back to the shelves in June, so we’re not completely left out.