Consoles these days rely on digital downloads or discs, versus back in the day where cartridges were the more (and only) way of playing games. In fact for a while this translated to handheld consoles too, like the Game Boy and Game Gear, so it is rather surprising to see that Capcom is releasing a cartridge game in this day and age.

The company has recently teamed up with the folks at iam8bit and have re-released Street Fighter II for the SNES in cartridge form. According to the description, “Featuring one of two colored cartridges, each housing the original game code and fully playable on NTSC consoles – but that’s just the beginning!”

“The “Legacy Cartridge Collection” embodies retro-inspired luxury, amplifying the core SNES box design with a glistening foil sheen, delicately embossed texture, chic spot varnish and an innovative tri-fold cover that opens to reveal bonus vintage art. Inside, we’re keeping it old-school by restoring the contents of the original instruction booklet, complete with a new archival cover print + secret pack-ins (to be revealed when you crack that shrink-wrap seal).”

Now whether or not you still have an SNES to enjoy the cartridge with is a different story, but if you enjoy collecting special editions of video games, then we guess this is a good place to start. However do note that this Street Fighter II release is limited and there will only be 5,500 units worldwide and will be priced at $100 each. You can pre-order the game via iam8bit’s website where it is expected to be released this November.

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