Nintendo Officially Unveils the “Super NES Classic”

In a follow up to last year’s mega-popular NES Classic, Nintendo has officially revealed their new throwback console the Super NES Classic.

Following many rumors of its existence, Nintendo has come out and given its tiny Super Nintendo a release date of September 29th. Packed with some of the best games to release on the Super Nintendo, it will launch at $80 US and two controllers for multiplayer support right out of the box.

The full launch lineup is as follows:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (Officially 6 in Japan)
  • F-ZERO
  • 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

Nintendo has also gotten ahead of the controversy surrounding the NES Classic availability by assuring people that they plan on having many more consoles in stock this time around. In an official statement to Kotaku, Nintendo states, “We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of the Super NES Classic than we did of NES Classic Edition.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.

Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.”

Feature photo from Nintendo of America

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