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Capcom re-releases Street Fighter II on cartridge, warns of ‘fire hazard’

/ 04:21 PM September 01, 2017

Image from iam8bit.com

Children of the ’90s will surely feel a sudden rush of nostalgia, as video game developer Capcom and production company iam8bit announced the re-release of one of the most popular fighting games ever, Street Fighter II.

To commemorate the game’s 30th anniversary, a working cartridge for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) will be made available to the public.

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The old-school cartridges, as per The Verge, will cost around $100 (over P5,000) and be distributed in two forms—the “Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green” and the “Opaque Ryu Headband Red.”

Image from iam8bit.com

Although the classic game title will surely catch the attention of hardcore collectors, Capcom’s announcement comes with an alarming warning regarding the use of the product.

“WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire,” a description on the advert read.

“The SNES hardware is deemed a vintage collectible, so please exercise extreme caution when using the Product and make sure there is fire extinguishment equipment nearby. Use of the Product is at the sole risk of the user.”

Meanwhile, 4,550 copies will be printed in “Ryu Red” and  another 1,000 copies in “Blanka Green.” Both colors will be distributed randomly, the report said.

Shipping is expected to start this November, but those who wish to pre-order may do so here.  /ra

TOPICS: Capcom, cartridge, iam8bi, SNES, Street Fighter II
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