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Nintendo Makes Famicom Mini Shonen Jump Edition for Magazine's 50th Anniversary

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
System includes 20 games based on Weekly Shonen Jump properties

This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Nintendo will release a new version of its Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer system named the "Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer Shūkan Shōnen Jump Zōkan 50-shūnen Kinen Version" (Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition), containing 20 games based on Weekly Shonen Jump properties.

The system celebrates the magazine's 50th anniversary, and will debut in Japan on July 7 for 7,980 yen (about US$73). The games include:

  • Tag Team Match: MUSCLE (Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match, 1985)
  • Dragon Quest (1986)
  • Hokuto no Ken (1986)
  • Dragon Power (Dragon Ball: Shenlong no Nazo) (1986)
  • Kinnikuman: Kinniku-sei Ōi Sōdatsusen (1987)
  • Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu (1987)
  • Captain Tsubasa (1988)
  • Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu Kanketsu-hen (1988)
  • Sekiryūō (1989)
  • Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden (1989)
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku Shippū Ichi Gō Sei (1989)
  • Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu (1989)
  • Tenchi o Kurau (1989)
  • Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin Seiki Sōzō: Seiken Retsuden (1989)
  • Dragon Ball 3: Goku Den (1989)
  • Captain Tsubasa II: Super Striker (1990)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyajin (1990)
  • Magical Taluluto-kun FANTASTIC WORLD!! (1991)
  • Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin (1991)
  • Rokudenashi Blues (1993)

The system will come packaged in a box that evokes the appearance of the magazine.

Nintendo released the Classic Edition for its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the West and an equivalent Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan in November 2016. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January 2017, and the high demand for the product created shortages. Nintendo of America ended shipments for the console in April 2017 and apologized for the lack of availability, noting that it added extra shipments but the Classic Edition was not intended to be an "ongoing, long-term product." Shipments of the Famicom Classic also ended in Japan, although Nintendo noted it was temporary.

Nintendo released the SNES Classic Edition in the West last September, and the equivalent Classic Mini Super Famicom in Japan debuted last October. The console has sold 5.28 million units worldwide as of March 31.

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