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City Connection has announced that they are bringing the Sci-fi RPG Hoshi wo Miru Hito to the eShop this summer.

Originally a 1987 Famicom game, the game is set for a worldwide release that will cost either $9.99 or 990 yen, depending on region. It is unsure at this time if the game will have an English translation, but it’s official website has an English option and it is being advertised to English speaking Switch owners as well as Japanese.

You can check out a trailer for the game below as well as a description of what to expect from the game.

The first piece of Nintendo code ever written by the late Satoru Iwata may have been discovered in the circuit boards of several old Famicom games. The circuit boards were purchased and discovered by Frank Cifaldi, the head of restoration at developer Digital Eclipse. Calling them an “incredible piece of video game history”, Cifaldi went on to explain the importance of these relics. The four boards he purchased belong to the games Hyper Olympic, Stargate, Soccer and Joust. While all are valuable treasures to a game historian, the most noteworthy item is the circuit board for Joust, as it was programmed by a young Iwata in 1983 as part of deal between Nintendo and Atari that never went through, long before he became the president of Nintendo.

What makes the circuit boards especially valuable is the fact that this is “earlier-than-retail” code, possibly being some of the earliest versions of each respective game. Together with the fact that the Joust code was the first piece of code that the president Satoru Iwata ever worked on, and the Joust circuit board likely predating the official release of the game means that Frank Cifaldi has stumbled upon what is possibly the first piece of code ever written by Iwata. You can find the series of tweets detailing the discovery below.

The Famicom – where we know it here in the west as the NES – is celebrating its 33rd birthday today. Nintendo shipped out the console way back on July 15, 1983. The Famicom is really what started it all for Nintendo, so things wouldn’t have been the same today without it!


Did you know that the Famicom launched in Japan 32 years ago? The console debuted back on July 15, 1983, and it later came overseas as the NES. It’s because of the Famicom that we received hits such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and more.

Do you guys have a favorite Famicom/NES game? Let us know in the comments below.

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