Today, iam8bit has announced the fourth installment of its exclusive “Legacy Cartridge Collection” with the Earthworm Jim 25th Anniversary Edition Legacy Cartridge. It includes Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 and several other unique things to go along with it.
NEW! EARTHWORM JIM 1 & 2 on one brand new SNES Cart! Preorders start TUESDAY 5/21. Limited to only 2000 copies! Our latest Legacy Cartridge Collection exclusive. https://t.co/Ris5YsuAjm#earthwormjim #supernintendo #superfamicom #nes pic.twitter.com/axljfrcbCX
— iam8bit (@iam8bit) May 16, 2019
Pre-orders open on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 10 am PDT on iam8bit.com. It ships in November 2019 and costs $134.99. The Earthworm Jim 25th Anniversary Edition Legacy Cartridge is a limited edition of 2,000.
Every Edition will come with a brand new playable SNES cartridge that has the two games in it, a Specialty Fold-Out Foil Box with Gloss and Embellishments, a Premium Instruction Booklet with a “Mystery Foreword”, and other Retro Pack-In Surprises. It is being manufactured by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives and will have Custom Package Design and Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design. The cartridge that comes with the edition will either be in the colors of Udder Pink or Cow Print as the cartridges are randomly inserted into the boxes.
Earthworm Jim was “born during gaming’s most outrageous era of character creation and world-building, Earthworm Jim is a hero unlike any other… a worm…. in a muscled-up spacesuit. It’s ridiculous, to be sure, but what’s extraordinary about this series is that it’s not only fabulously weird, but also one of the greatest platformers that the SNES has ever known”.
The other games part of the Legacy Cartridge Collection include Mega Man 2, Mega Man X, and Street Fighter II. iam8bit plans to release more games for the Legacy Cartridge Collection in the future.
iam8bit said the The fourth installment of iam8bit’s exclusive “Legacy Cartridge Collection” pays tribute to developer Shiny Entertainment’s opus not once, but twice – including both Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 on a single cartridge for the first time ever! As always, this is a premium affair chock-full of nostalgic trappings, limited to a highly collectible 2,000 copies.