British-based Bitmap Books has announced a special collector’s edition of its Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection. Featuring cover art by Wil Overton, most famous for his work in UK gaming magazines such as Super Play and N64 Magazine, as well as providing the artwork for Yooka-Laylee’s instruction manual, the hardback book showcases a compilation of approximately 250 Japanese games and their packaging – some of which have never been officially seen in print.
Presented in their life-size format, each game’s package will detail a critique of the artwork and interviews with other collectors, all sourced by “Super Famicom Guy” Stuart Brett. Not only will the special collector’s edition feature artwork by Wil Overton, but it will also arrive encased within a Super Famicom stylised game box, with the card sleeve and plastic tray included.
If you do wish to get your hands on this inspiring retro hardback, the collector’s edition will only be available via pre-orders on Bitmap Books’ official website and is priced at £49.99. The regular edition is priced at £24.99, while there are also signed posters from Wil Overton available as well. To see additional images of the hardback, make sure to visit their website.