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Konami & Limited Run Games Partner On Two Retro Releases

Konami and Limited Run Games will release special edition collections for Rocket Knight Adventures and Felix The Cat titles.

Article Summary

  • Konami partners with Limited Run Games on retro Felix The Cat and Rocket Knight releases.
  • Pre-orders for physical editions open soon, with exclusive merch and collector's items.
  • Felix The Cat bundle includes NES and Game Boy titles with new features and enhancements.
  • Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked offers new animations, modes, and museum content.

Konami announced this morning that they would be working with Limited Run Games to release two retro titles from their library. Working in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, they will be releasing a Felix The Cat bundle from the early '90s when they released multiple games, as well as a remastered version of Rocket Knight Adventures. Both of these will come with a bunch of additional content and goodies to collect in various standard and collector's editions. We have more info on both of them for you here, as pre-orders for the physical editions of Felix the Cat will begin on February 9 and end on March 10, 2024, while pre-orders for Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked will open on January 19 and end on March 3, 2024.

Konami & Limited Run Games Partner On Two Retro Releases
Credit: Konami

Felix The Cat

Since his debut in 1919, Felix the Cat has endured as a pop culture icon. Across film, television, and gaming, fans have remained endeared to Felix's playful and imaginative spirit for nearly 105 years. Now, the 8-bit adventures of Felix the Cat are returning for new audiences to discover and generations of fans to enjoy together. This release includes both the classic NES title and the Game Boy title that was released a year later. Through Carbon Engine and some help from Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks, new features for the titles, including save states and other quality-of-life fixes, bring them into the modern era of gaming. Digital publishing of this collection will be handled by Konami, with an announcement of the release date to come.

In addition to development, Limited Run Games is handling the physical release of these titles. Fans can pre-order the Standard Edition, featuring a reversible cover and new art by Jonathan Kim and Mariel Cartwright, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, or Nintendo Switch. For fans looking to go the extra mile, Limited Run is offering the Classic Edition as well, featuring the game's original soundtrack, a poster, and packaging inspired by the original NES release box. Fans will also be able to pre-order exclusive new merchandise from Limited Run Games throughout the pre-order period, including a t-shirt, key chain, and a set of trading cards commemorating this latest Carbon Engine release.

Konami & Limited Run Games Partner On Two Retro Releases
Credit: Konami

Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked

This Collection includes the games Rocket Knight Adventures, Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2, and Sparkster in one lovingly crafted package. On top of these amazing titles, the Carbon Engine team has added a new animated intro, rewind features, a boss rush mode, and a museum featuring never-before-seen content! This physical release is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Digital publishing of this collection will be handled by Konami, with an announcement of the release date to come!

Sparkster's fans can pick up one of Limited Run's three physical tiers. The Standard Edition includes the physical game plus a reversible cover and mini-comic. The Classic Edition includes even more, featuring a SteelBook and a soundtrack in a throwback clamshell case. Finally, Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked joins our lineup of premium Konami collector's editions with an Ultimate Edition that includes a statuette, design documents, decorative mini-carts and so much more! A premium merch collection will also launch alongside these physical editions and include goodies like a Sparkster plush, skate decks, pins and apparel. Fans of Felix the Cat and Rocket Knight will be able to get a preview of these new collections in action during IGN FanFest on February 24. Viewers will also get a first look at another unannounced Konami Carbon Engine collection during the stream.

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