For the folks out there who can still lay hands on a working Super Nintendo system, good news: there's a new game slated to come your way next year.
Development, publishing and production company Super Fighter Team are calling Nightmare Busters a "masterful run and gun game for the Super Nintendo, Super Famicom and all compatible video game systems". The last new SNES game released in the United States was a Frogger remake in 1998, almost 14 years ago.
The studio takes its retro and classic gaming very seriously, describing their mission as:
Super Fighter Team was formed around the dream that new life can be breathed into video games, game systems and computers that have otherwise been abandoned by game companies. Because of this, we proudly offer up what may one day be the world's only source of worthwhile new games for systems such as the Sega Genesis and Atari Lynx.
Very few details about Nightmare Busters are as yet available, except that the pre-order price is $US60 plus shipping, the game is expected to ship in 2013, and pre-orders for now are limited to 600 copies.
My SNES, alas, met its final demise eight or nine years back in a basement flood.
Nightmare Busters [NightmareBusters.com, via tipster Ben]