Nintendo announces plans to release a revamped version of its classic NES console for release later this year, featuring 30 classic games from the original system pre-downloaded.
Regardless of whether or not gamers have a preference for Nintendo, the company has been unavoidable in recent weeks – thanks primarily to its blockbuster Pokemon GO game. While some have reacquainted themselves with the nostalgia-inducing Pocket Monster property, the Big N has taken the liberty of dusting off another walk down memory lane through the brand new NES Classic Edition.
Set to arrive on November 11, 2016 for a suggested retail price of $59.99 USD ($79.99 CAD), the miniature rendition of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System will utilize an HDMI cable to plug into the more modern television sets that have come to the market place since the console originally made its debut in 1985. Gamers won’t be left to search the Earth in the hopes of securing retro cartridges either, as the NES Classic Edition Console comes with 30 games pre-installed on it.
The games vary from first and third-party classics, all of which can be viewed (in alphabetical order, no less) below:
- 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 package will also include an NES controller which can be plugged directly into the unit, and will complete the nostalgic vibe that the company is going for. Those hoping for some tried and true couch co-op, however, will be able to invest in a second controller for $9.99 USD ($12.99 CAD). Although, those with a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can allegedly use those instead of the NES controller if they prefer.
Anyone crossing their fingers for additional modern twists won’t be in such luck though, as the system will not support online play or a means of connecting to existing Nintendo accounts. With that said, players are still able to save their progress for each of the included titles, which means that their progress won’t simply be wiped once they’ve completed their retro gaming session.
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