Where's your SNES? If you're like us, you regretfully don't know. If you had more respect than that 16-year-old us, it's under a bed somewhere. If you're a nostalgic demi-God it's hooked up in your living room and Mario Kart is still wedged tightly into it.
To the latter two, this may be of interest. A video game development, production and publishing company based in San Diego, is to launch the first SNES game since September 1998:
Super Fighter Team (bonus points for badass company name) are launching Nightmare Busters, a game they describe as: "A masterful run and gun game for the Super Nintendo, Super Famicom and all compatible video game systems."
Nightmare Busters was a platformer that never saw release. But unlike many games that were abandoned, it was eventually released in 2004 for cell phones as Flynn's Adventure. It made it onto Nintendo Power' Magazine's 1995 preview issue and the image above is a scan from that mag, courtesy of Retromags.
Brandon Cobb, president of Super Fighter Team and producer of Nightmare Busters said: "We're not expected to begin shipping until 2013. Placing a pre-order now will give you the opportunity to enjoy the game at release with no worry of missing out."
Price wise nothing has been confirmed, but things don't look great...
"The manufacture of a new, region-free video game product for the Super Nintendo is considerably more expensive than manufacturing a similar product for the Sega Genesis or Atari Lynx, the platforms our company has previously produced commercial products for." He continued. "Therefore our usual asking price per unit is unfortunately not possible. We must adjust the product price accordingly to compensate for the added production costs.
"We normally produce only 300 units of our video game products at once. Because we have committed ourselves to accepting pre-orders for the first 600 copies of Nightmare Busters, we ask that only the most serious fans participate in the pre-order process: in essence, individuals whom are eager to play and enjoy the game and are therefore willing to patiently wait for its release date."
Which means it's probably going to be pricey, but surely worth the wallet for die-hard SNESers?