Nintendo has once again surprised the world, announcing plans to release the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System later in the year.
No, it’s not April Fool’s Day! The classic hardware will make a return, and will tap into the company’s back catalogue with 30 playable games included. Those are:
- 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
This mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console will come with an HDMI cable, a USB cable for powering the system (note that an AC adapter isn’t included), and one Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller.
Either a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can be used for a second player to join in the fun, while the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES titles on Wii U or Wii by connecting it to a Wii Remote. The Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller will be available to purchase separately for $9.99.
“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,” comments Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “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.”
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System will launch across Australia and New Zealand on November 10th, as well as in North America and Europe November 11th.