After Nintendo, SNK, Sony, and Sega have entered the classic console market; it’s Konami’s turn, who today announced a PC Engine mini, PC Engine CoreGrafx mini, andTurboGrafx-16 mini, although no release date nor price. The western versions come pre-installed with Alien Crush, Dungeon Explorer, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, R-Type, Ys Book I & II, and more to be announced. The Japanese version comes with Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, Dungeon Explorer, THE Kung Fu, PC Genjin, Super Star Soldier, Ys I & II, and more. Trailers added below…
Columbus Circle are releasing an Extension Converter for NES in mid-April priced at ¥3,218 ($29) that allows you to play overseas NES games on a Super Famicom. Players that own a 16bit Pocket HDMI console (pictured below) can then use a HDMI lead to play NES games in high definition on their TV. An AV lead is supplied to use with a traditional Super Famicom console. More pictures added below…
Columbus Circle are releasing an Extension Convertor for GB in mid-January that allows players to play Game Boy or Game Boy Color games in their Super Famicom console (like a Super Game Boy). No price has been revealed. More images added below…
The Famicom Metroidvania game Battle Kid: Kiken na Wana (Battle Kid: Dangerous Trap) has been given a definitive release date of 18 October (previously it was planned for 20 September) priced at ¥5,378. Preorder the physical game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off! Promo video added below…
8BitDo have released a new set of classic controllers, the 8Bitdo SN30 Bluetooth GamePad, that are compatible with PC, Mac OS, Android OS and Nintendo Switch. Shop the full range here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off.
Nintendo have announced Family Computer Controllers for Nintendo Switch releasing as a Nintendo Switch Online exclusive product for 6,458 yen. Reservations open on 19 September until the end of the year. You can only play the Famicom/NES games with these controllers.
The Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack is now up for preorder containing both the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer with 30 games and the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom with 21 games as well as a USB AC Adapter. Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!
Several Japanese retailers including Amazon have listed a Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack for release on 15 September 2018 priced at ¥15,077 including both Classic Mini variations of the Family Computer and Super Famicom, and a Nintendo USB AC adapter. Expect an official announcement shortly from Nintendo.
Tommo Japan are releasing Kunio-kun’s Triple Play (Replica Package) for Super Famicom in Japan on 09 August priced at ¥6,458 containing the dodgeball game Kunio-Kun no Dodgeball Dayo Zenin Shuugo!!, the baseball game Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Baseball de Shoubu da! Kunio-kun and the puzzle game Kunio no Oden. Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!
Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a Hogan’s Alley (English word) trademark in Japan for purposes including and related to ‘program for home video game machine’. The game originally released back in 1984 and uses the NES Zapper. Actual application added below…
Columbus Circle have announced their fifth physical release for the Famicom with the Metroidvania Battle Kid: Kiken na Wana (literally Battle Kid: Dangerous Trap) available from 20 September priced at ¥5,378 and featuring both Japanese and English language options. Check out screenshots here and here, cartridge here and promo video below…
Amazon Prime Day in Japan on 16 July will see the excellent Game Boy version of the Taito shooter SAGAIA available as DLC to those that preorder Darius Cozmic Collection for Nintendo Switch. Preorder the Collection from Play-Asia here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off. Thanks to naruki.
The Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Version is now available in Japan with 20 different games than available on the original version. Buy the console here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off. List of games and promo video added below…
Kinnikuman Muscle Tag Match
Hokuto no Ken
Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsusen
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen
Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei
Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
Tenchi wo Kurau
Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden
Columbus Circle have announced a HD version of its 8BIT COMPACT Famicom-clone (which releases today!), imaginatively called 8BIT COMPACT HDMI and scheduled for release in mid-August priced at ¥ 8,424 ($76). Two controllers are included with 112 games installed, along with HDMI and AV cables, and AC Adapter.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for trademarks in Japan for Nintendo Entertainment System and NES, as well as the games Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and Zelda (all English words). Actual applications added below…