News June 26, 2017

Nintendo Announces the SNES Classic!

Written: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 06/26/2017

Nintendo officially announced the follow up “classic” console today. Coming this September, gamers will…probably…get their hands on the Super NES Classic Edition console…

Like the previous mini-system, this new one comes bundles with great titles. We’re talking about Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and more. What’s really interesting though, is the inclusion of Star Fox 2 – the sequel that was created during the Super NES era but never released.

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“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The Super NES Classic will come with 21 pre-installed games, an HDMI cable, and what looks like, two controllers (based on the box art). While all of that is great, one has to wonder if Nintendo is going to produce enough units to cover the demand this time around. At the very least, I hope they allow gamers to pre-order the system.  

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Here's a list of the games coming to the SNES Classic:

Contra III: The Alien Wars
Donkey Kong Country
EarthBound
Final Fantasy III
F-ZERO
Kirby Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox
Star Fox 2
Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Super Punch-Out!!
Yoshi’s Island

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition will launch on September 29th at the suggested retailing price of $79.99.