Nintendo Announce Super NES Classic Edition

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The rumour mill has proven correct and Nintendo have officially announced that they will be releasing the Super NES Classic Edition later this year, promising “significantly more” units than the previous iteration. This is music to the ears to the many that could not pick up the original NES Classic Edition and now have to pay a small fortune due to the console being discontinued.

Super NES Classic Edition

The Super NES Classic Edition emulator will go on sale on 29th September in Europe and the United States and the design will mirror the original depending on the region. The unit will retail at $80/£60 and will feature 21 SNES classics including some big names such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country and Earthbound. Star Fox 2 will also be among the list which is a surprise considering it was never released!

The full list consists of:

  • 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 box will include the SNES Classic Edition emulator which resembles the design of the original but on a much smaller scale and two controllers. The console will include a USB power cable and will support HDMI output but will not include a HDMI cable or an AC adapter but an AC adapter will be available to purchase separately.

I for one was gutted the original sold out and refuse to pay 3-4 times RRP to pick one up so will be jumping in the preorder queue now! Are any of you planning to pick one up? Let us know in the comments section below or send us a Tweet!

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