After multiple rumours, Nintendo has announced plans to release the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System launched in 1991 and went on to build a library that boasts what many consider to rank among the greatest games of all time – such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and EarthBound.
It will soon return as a miniaturised replica, with the plug-and-play device including 21 pre-installed games, an HDMI cable, a USB power cable and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers. Despite the visual difference between the PAL and NTSC models, those in Europe will receive a standard USB power cable while North America’s will throw in an AC adapter as a bonus.
The news that has surprised and excited the most is that Star Fox 2 will has been included – the intergalactic adventure having never been released before, ever.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition comes pre-loaded with 21 games:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- 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
“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,” enthused 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 Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition will release across Europe and North America on September 29th priced at $79.99.