In Japan, a special version of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer – Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition, will be released in July!
Last year, Nintendo announced that production for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer (the Japanese version of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System / Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic) would resume in 2018. In fact, a retailer even started selling them again a few weeks ago, but it was obviously a limited run.
But what we didn’t know is that a special edition of the console would be released in Japan. It’s called the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer – Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition, and as the name implies, it’s releasing as part of the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump (one of the most famous magazines in Japan, where countless legendary manga series have been serialised.
What’s different about this Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition? Well, for starters it’s completely gold! But the most important change is the selection of games, which is completely different. Unsurprisingly, the selection of games is exclusively made of games based on Weekly Shonen Jump series.
Here’s the games included in this special edition of the Famicom Mini:
- Tag Team Match: MUSCLE
- Dragon Quest
- Fist of the North Star
- Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
- Kinnikuman: Kinniku-Sei Oi Sodatsusen
- Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu
- Captain Tsubasa
- Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen
- Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
- Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei
- Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
- Tenchi o Kurau
- Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Sōzō: Seiken Retsuden
- Dragon Ball 3: Goku Den
- Captain Tsubasa 2
- Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiyajin
- Magical Taluluto: Fantastic World
- Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin
- Rokudenashi Blues
Here’s a scan fromp the magazine:
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer – Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition will be released on July 7th in Japan, and will cost 7 980 Yen. Since most of the games included in this special edition of the Famicom Mini were never released outside Japan, it’s highly unlikely the console will be released anywhere else. The Upcoming Games pages has been updated!