Nintendo today has announced SNES Classic Edition along with its games details, release date and pricing information. Here’s everything you need to know.
A miniaturized version of the glorious original Super Nintendo Entertainment System includes the never-before-released ‘Star Fox 2,’ which will be available on September 29th with 21 games built-in the mini console. Nintendo fans rejoice! The Japanese game and console maker is all set to release it in a couple of months from now. The SNES Classic console will ship with 29 games including Super Mario, Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Metroid, Mega Man X, Yoshi’s Island and more, in addition to Star Fox 2.
The $80 system generously includes two controllers this time (the NES Classic only came with one) and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, juts like last year’s throwback model. The most surprising news gearing up is the inclusion of a game which never actually saw the light of day. The unreleased Star Fox 2, the sequel to the popular Star Fox on the original SNES will also be mainly included as part of the whole bundle.
As was the story with the NES Classic, gamers can now look further to HD gaming over the included HDMI connection around the back of the mini console. Just like it did with the NES Classic / Famicom, Nintendo is again opting to do region-specific releases — the UK and other territories will get the Super Famicom styling — it’s the same console, similar to some different vasual flair.
There’s no question this will be an incredibly hot holiday season item, but with last year’s debacle about Nintendo’s commitment to the SNES Classic, which was basically impossible to get your hands on an NES Classic from the moment it launched, and Nintendo never really caught up with demand. While that would normally be enough to have us waving money at Nintendo now.
Admitting that, really hoping Nintendo doesn’t make this mistake this time around.
Simply look at what games can you have to enjoying come September 29th? The complete list of games to look forward:
- 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
This SNES Classic Edition announcement comes after 2016’s release of the NES Classic Edition, a mini console which sold like crazy and discontinued earlier this year following a period in which finding one in stock was almost impossible. A similar fate does not repeat with the SNES Classic Edition this time, we just hope.
Update x1: As the SNES / Super Famicom has been introduced in Japan, and finding out that the Japanese version will feature slightly different game lineups than the others. In Japan, it loses games including EarthBound and Super Castlevania IV, while adding Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Super Soccer, Panel de Pon and Ganbare Goemon: The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Super Soccer. Finally, it swaps out SFII Turbo: Hyper Fighting for Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and will go on sale October 5th for 7,980 yen (US$71).
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