After months of hype and speculation, Nintendo have finally confirmed their intention to bring back the classic Super Nintendo console.
The videogame developer will be releasing a new version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, aka the SNES, in a new miniature device out this autumn.
Dubbed the Super Nintendo Classic, the console will come with 21 classic SNES games pre-loaded onto the device, and will available for the relatively low price of $80 (UK price to be confirmed.)
The release follows Nintendo’s decision last year to release the original Nintendo Entertainment System – the NES – in a new miniature form.
The NES Classic came with 30 games and sold out almost immediately during its winter 2016 release.
The SNES Classic is expected to chart a similar sales trajectory, if only because the SNES is regarded as one of the greatest games consoles of all time: home to many of the 90s greatest games including Super Mario 3, Star Fox and Street Fighter II.
The SNES Classic is currently penciled in for a September 29 US release and will feature 21 games on the device, including the previously never released Star Fox 2.
As reported in Kotaku, the SNES Classic will carry the following 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™
We humbly advise you pre-order it soon. This will sell out pretty quickly.