SNES Platforming Shooter ‘Jim Power: The Lost Dimension’ Returns On Switch

In another obscure retro rerelease, publisher QUByte Interactive and developer PIKO Interactive have announced the return of the SNES platformer Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D in the form of a brand new release — Jim Power: The Lost Dimension.

Released in 1993 on the Super Nintendo, Jim Power is an action platformer where you have to save the world from a supernatural alien attack. If the game is known for anything, it’s its difficulty, as well as coming with 3D glasses — remember, it was the ’90s, folks.

This new release comes with a number of new options, including screen filtering, to allow everyone to experience the game as it was meant to be, including a brand new 8-bit NES version AND the long-lost Sega Mega Drive / Genesis release.

Here’s everything from QUByte Interactive’s press release on the upcoming game

Jim Power: The Lost Dimension is a classic action-adventure platformer that brings the special agent Jim Power, to save our planet from the supernatural alien, Vaprak.

His forces are too strong, a direct attack would not be effective and that’s why Jim Power has to slip through the defenses and attempt to stop this threat. It’s up to the player to reach Vaprak’s fortress and send him back from where he came.

Upgrade your weapons, jump carefully through the platforms, eliminate the enemies and reach the peak of your skills to save the planet from the never knew evil.

The QUByte port of the game offers new features to improve your experience, one of them is the support for two versions of the game, 16-bit and 8-bit, that means you can enjoy the game in two different looks. The other addition is control remapping, which allow players to customize controller buttons the way is better for them.

Game Features
– Challenging platforming and shooting combat
– Gameplay variety, such as different perspectives, different enemies and weapons upgrades
– 4 screen filters (Sharp, Smooth, XBR and CRT)
– 3 screen types (Normal, Fit and Stretch)

Not only are we getting an oft-forgotten game from the SNES era, but Strictly Limited Games has also announced it will be releasing a number different limited editions for the game, as well as a standard physical release. The regular boxed release will cost €29.99/$34.99, and there will only be 2,000 Switch copies printed.

The Special Limited Edition comes in a huge box and is bundled with a ton of extra stuff, including those aforementioned red and blue 3D glasses! Only 1,000 copies of this will be available, and here’s everything you’ll get with your €49.99/$54.99 purchase:

Image: Strictly Limited Games

– Special Limited Edition Box
– Reversible Cover
– Original Soundtrack on 2 CDs
– Anaglyphic 3D Glasses
– Double-sided Artwork Poster (A3 / 42 x 29,7 cm)
– Jim Power Replica Flyer ( A5 / 21 x 14,8 cm)
– Lenticular Card (A6 / 14,8 x 10,5 cm)
– Sticker
– Colorful Game Manual

If you’re not after goodies, then there is a Jim Power Bundle, which comes with three retro cartridges of the game, an art card, an exclusive soundtrack, and a poster! You’ll be able to get this bundle — which contains a NES cart, a SNES cart, and a Mega Drive / Genesis cart (all in either PAL or NTSC) for €149.99/$154.99:

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Image: Strictly Limited Games

You can also buy all of these cartridge versions separately. All of these items will be available to pre-order from Strictly Limited Games’ web store on 28th May 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT / 11pm BST / 29th May at 12am CET. You can check out the full range of items for this rerelease right here.

If you’re simply looking to just play the game when it launches, then Jim Power: The Lost Dimension will blast onto Switch on the Switch on 2nd June, which is next week! If you’ve played the original below or are thinking of picking this up, let us know down in the comments!

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