Gimmick Special Edition Physical Release Announced

    Pre-orders open on May 16.

    Limited Run Games in collaboration with SUNSOFT, City Connection, and Clear River Games have announced a physical release of Gimmick Special Edition for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders will open soon in the Limited Run Games Store. 

    Fans will be able to pre-order physical editions of Gimmick Special Edition from the Limited Run Games Store starting May 16 at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT. A physical standard edition will be sold for $34.99 featuring a reversible cover. A Collector’s Edition will be sold for $74.99 featuring the physical standard edition with a reversible cover, Yumetaro plush, two CD soundtrack in a retro cart case, enamel pin, retro cart keychain. Pre-orders will close on June 18 at 8:59 p.m. PDT / 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

    Gimmick Special Edition physical

    Here’s an overview of the Gimmick Special Edition via Limited Run Games:

    About Gimmick Special Edition

    An old-school challenge enhanced for the modern player

    SUNSOFT’s NES classic Gimmick! returns in this long-wished-for Special Edition from City Connection. Experience a stunning physics-based platformer with updated features like online leaderboards, achievements, a time attack mode, save and quick load, a rewind function, a gorgeous gallery (with cartridges, art, and scanned manuals), and more.

    Stellar platform physics with a bouncing star

    Explore a physics-based playground that was way ahead of its time. As the cute youkai Yumetaro, use your star-summoning powers to tackle complex challenges with creativity and finesse. Your wonderful star will help you reach hidden spots, traverse cliffs, and pull off trick shots that outwit even the toughest baddies!

    Discover a hidden NES treasure

    Gimmick! was exclusively released on Famicom / NES in Japan and Scandinavia in the early ‘90s. It pushed the console to its limits and the Japanese cartridge featured SunSoft 5B, a custom sound chip that let Masashi Kageyama compose a star-studded soundtrack. Gimmick! remains one of the most valuable (and rarest) NES cartridges ever made. The Scandinavian version was called “Mr. Gimmick”.

    Uncover secrets in a race against time!

    Gimmick! Special Edition features a time attack mode for speedrunners, and completionists can hunt for secrets all throughout the game. Unlock a wonderful surprise by finding everything. For a hard-core challenge, disable all quality-of-life features in “Serious Mode” to crank up the excitement!

    Modern enhancements:

    • Achievements
    • Time Attack Mode
    • Online Leaderboards
    • Save and Quick Load
    • Rewind Function
    • Gallery mode
    • Sound test

    Lastly, Gimmick Special Edition launches on July 6 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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