Dig out your N64: Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is making a comeback.
This holiday season is shaping up to be absolutely packed for Star Wars fans. Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches next month and J.J. Abrams’ Rise of Skywalker hits in December.
December also marks the 15-year anniversary of Obsidian’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. And now, Limited Run has opened pre-orders for a working Nintendo 64 cartridge of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, the 1999 tie-in game based on The Phantom Menace’s iconic race sequence.
The cart boasts the same art. But, Limited Run has opted for blue casing — think Madden NFL 2001 and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater — rather than the gray plastic of the original.
The Classic Edition comes in cardboard packaging. It will instantly look familiar to anyone who bought a Qui-Gon Jin action figure back in the halcyon days of green frosted tips and purple ketchup.
Limited Run is also producing a Premium Edition, which will include the game, a collectible coin and pin, a full-color manual, an 18×24” poster and a certificate of authenticity. It all comes packaged in a foil-stamped box, in gatefold style so that collectors can view the contents without opening the packaging.
In addition to the N64 game, Limited Run is also selling a PlayStation 4 version of the game, newly retitled, Star Wars Race Revenge. This version also comes in standard and Premium editions.
The N64 Classic Edition is currently going for $44.99, with 3000 copies available. The Premium Edition is selling for $89.99, with 2000 copies available. PS4 versions start at $29.99 (5000 copies) with the Premium Edition priced at $74.99 (2500). And, if you’re a glutton for throwback physical editions, you can pick up a bundle of all four for $239.99 (though, as of the time of writing, they were sold out and set to be restocked later in the day).
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