Dust off your SNES console. A new game is being released in 2013.

#1 Edited by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

The game is called Nightmare Busters. Here's the article on the new game being released.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/02/new_snes_title_on_the_way_in_2013

According to the developer this will be the first new game released for the platform in the U.S. since 1998. Described as a 'run and gun' title, there has been such demand that not only has the company decided to accept pre-orders, but is also boosting the initial run to 600 copies, double the normal first batch. Citing production costs as a factor, the game will cost $68 dollars for U.S. customers and $75 for the rest of the world.

So what does everyone else have to say about this? I actually wonder if this will start becoming a thing. Because I wouldn't mind seeing new games being released on old consoles. That would be awesome. I also wonder if they'll get the "Nintendo Seal of Approval" as well.

EDIT: I should also mention that SNES games were never cheap to make because of manufacturing costs.

#2 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -

the seal was broken when DSI ware became a thing.

#3 Posted by Deinos (89 posts) -

I have to say I am pretty surprised by this. Especially considering the advent of the "virtual console," XBLA, etc. I just don't see the use for creating a cart of a game at point, other than for the "novelty factor." Many people most likely no longer own the hardware at this point (although, I do have my old SNES in a closet somewhere). I would assume the cost of producing the cart would be fairly high.

Unless this is just a stunt to get people to go nuts on an eventual digital version, this makes zero economic sense.

Otherwise, totally awesome idea... I am behind this 100%... and RESURRECT THE DREAMCAST!!! :)

#4 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

the seal was broken when DSI ware became a thing.

Damn. I totally forgot that was a thing. And the Wii Ware.

#5 Posted by Zidd (1843 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama: The seal was actually renamed to the "official nintendo seal" sometime during the gamecube era.

#6 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@Deinos: wasn't there a game that came out like 4 years after the death of Dreamcast for the Dreamcast?
#7 Posted by SpaceRunaway (861 posts) -

Oh, it's the Beggar Prince people. I'd like to know more about the game before I think about ordering, but that's neat. Kind of weird that they're sort of apologetic about the pricing, there were actual SNES games that retailed for more than that.

#8 Posted by Icemael (6317 posts) -
#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@SpaceRunaway said:

Oh, it's the Beggar Prince people.

Damn it. I thought I was going to be the only person to make that comment.

#10 Posted by Hunkulese (2703 posts) -

@Deinos said:

I have to say I am pretty surprised by this. Especially considering the advent of the "virtual console," XBLA, etc. I just don't see the use for creating a cart of a game at point, other than for the "novelty factor." Many people most likely no longer own the hardware at this point (although, I do have my old SNES in a closet somewhere). I would assume the cost of producing the cart would be fairly high.

Unless this is just a stunt to get people to go nuts on an eventual digital version, this makes zero economic sense.

Otherwise, totally awesome idea... I am behind this 100%... and RESURRECT THE DREAMCAST!!! :)

I'm guessing you were born after 1990. There entire point of the game is the novelty factor.

#11 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Weird, I was thinking about how I wanted to do exactly this in the car today.

#12 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -
#13 Posted by SpaceRunaway (861 posts) -

NG:Dev Team is going to be releasing their third Dreamcast game fairly soon.

I'm only superficially familiar with Super Fighter Team, but would this be the first game to be entirely developed by them?

#14 Posted by Superfriend (1545 posts) -
#15 Posted by James_ex_machina (905 posts) -

I wish I still had my SNES and SEGA Genesis.

#16 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10922 posts) -

Wait, SNES games came out in 1998? What!?

Moderator
#17 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -

I'd be okay with it, if the consoles were still accessible to get.

#18 Posted by cosi83 (396 posts) -

Fantastic, the only retro console i still own!

#19 Posted by Cubic (171 posts) -

@Bobby_The_Great said:

I'd be okay with it, if the consoles were still accessible to get.

I got my current snes for about £20 off eBay if I recall, so I'd still call it pretty accessible.

#20 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Wait, SNES games came out in 1998? What!?

Yeah, that's what I'm wondering about.

#21 Posted by supermonkey122 (816 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Wait, SNES games came out in 1998? What!?

Frogger. And, this is like that NES game that came out in 2010

#22 Posted by ajamafalous (11964 posts) -

People already forgot Halo 2600?

#23 Posted by SpaceRunaway (861 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Wait, SNES games came out in 1998? What!?

The last official game for the Super Famicom was released near the end of 2000. As a download.

#24 Posted by wewantsthering (1564 posts) -

Are there even screen shots/video of this game? lol Who would pre-order for $68 without any details besides a title screen?

#25 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -
#26 Posted by falling_fast (2210 posts) -

that's pretty cool. luckily my snes still works.

#27 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

Are there even screen shots/video of this game? lol Who would pre-order for $68 without any details besides a title screen?

This screenshot was from before the original developer cancelled the game.

#28 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

@Bobby_The_Great said:

I'd be okay with it, if the consoles were still accessible to get.

Get you an FC Twin The controller will make you think the 360s D-pad is a worthy of some sort of award but it gets the job done.

#29 Posted by Deinos (89 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

@Deinos said:

I have to say I am pretty surprised by this. Especially considering the advent of the "virtual console," XBLA, etc. I just don't see the use for creating a cart of a game at point, other than for the "novelty factor." Many people most likely no longer own the hardware at this point (although, I do have my old SNES in a closet somewhere). I would assume the cost of producing the cart would be fairly high.

Unless this is just a stunt to get people to go nuts on an eventual digital version, this makes zero economic sense.

Otherwise, totally awesome idea... I am behind this 100%... and RESURRECT THE DREAMCAST!!! :)

I'm guessing you were born after 1990. There entire point of the game is the novelty factor.

1979 actually... and that is why I mentioned that I don't see the point other than the novelty factor :)

#30 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -
#31 Posted by ZombiePie (5644 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@SpaceRunaway said:

Oh, it's the Beggar Prince people.

Damn it. I thought I was going to be the only person to make that comment.

I'm desperately trying to find Aaron Thomas's Let's Play video from the old Gamespot days where found an infinite supply of chocolate candy.

Moderator
#32 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1190 posts) -

@pw2566ch said:

@Shun_Akiyama said:

the seal was broken when DSI ware became a thing.

Damn. I totally forgot that was a thing. And the Wii Ware.

Tch. I have had $10 on my Wii for like 2 years now with nothing to buy. Anything good on Wii Ware is too much, and Virtual Console games I own most of them.

This is totally awesome and would like to see it. Hopefully it comes in a regular SNES retail box.

#33 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1190 posts) -

Also the comments on that news story are amazing. People totally not getting that it's pretty much for the novelty of buying a new SNES cart asking for it to be released on VC and getting angry.

#34 Edited by believer258 (11820 posts) -

No thanks.

I understand why someone with cash to throw around and memories to relive would want such a thing, but I'll pass. Yes, I get the novelty, yadda yadda, but this is plainly and simply a waste of money and time. It could have been released on Steam for a much cheaper price and the dev could have made far more money and more people could have played it.

The SNES was a great console. That's past tense for a good reason. Many of the games are still worth playing but it is long past time to let the console itself die.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.