In a surprise announcement, Nintendo revealed that there is indeed a new gaming system coming this fall for the company, but it’s not what you think.
Launching on November 11th, the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, will be on shelves ready to purchase. This mini-replica of Nintendo’s original home system has been upgraded to modern times – simply plug the system into your high-definition TV with the included HDMI cable and you’re ready to play.
The console comes with 30 NES games already built in, which includes Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, and Final Fantasy.
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President and COO states:
“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place… The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”
As an extra bonus, when you connect a Wii Remote controller to a NES Classic Controller, you’ll be able to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii systems, further immersing the feel of the classic NES.
The system comes with an HDMI cable, AC adapter, and one NES Classic Controller for $59.99 on November 11, 2016 to the US, Europe, and Canada. Additional NES Classic Controllers can be purchased for $9.99.
And for the intrigued, here’s the full list of the 30 NES games included in the collection:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts’N Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- Super C
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Tecmo Bowl
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
I checked Twitter, as Nintendo make this tweet, and immediately thought it was a joke. I checked their PR site, and lo and behold, it’s real! This is a great “while you’re waiting for NX” ploy to hit the nostalgia, while also creating a wonderful collector’s item. I am absolutely purchasing this and ready to finally own a NES! As time goes on, I’m sure this will only increase in excitement.
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I thought this was a joke, too until i read on. This is actually a pretty nifty idea for collectors, kids and gamers who were born just a tad too late. I’m not sure if it’s going to beat getting an actual NES so you can play more than the 30 provided games, but this provides an easy compromise for those who want something more accessible. I’ll probably be getting this.
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