Today, Nintendo of Canada Communications Manager Julie Gagnon revealed on a French-language radio interview that the upcoming NES Classic Edition will have multiple display modes and instant saves.
Display is always an issue when using a retro console (unless you have a retro television to accompany it): NES, SNES, or Genesis games just don’t look great on a modern HD TV. Thankfully Nintendo knows this, and is coming prepared.
According to Gagnon, the Classic Edition will be very similar to the Retron 5 in regard to the display options available. In addition to the standard HD-resolution output, the Classic Edition will permit you to simulate the look of the game as you would experience it on a CRT. Further, it will also include a 4:3 mode and a pixel-perfect mode (where every pixel is a perfect square).
But it didn’t end there, Gagnon also commented on game saves. As expected there will be permanent save points within each game, but Nintendo has also supposedly added instant temporary saves to enable more flexibility for the player while playing any of the 30 games.
The NES Classic Edition is set to go on sale on November 11th for $59.99. It will include 30 games and one NES controller.
Personally, I’m passing on the Classic Edition as I have most of the games on the Virtual Console. But it’s still good to see Nintendo treating/doing this right.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.