Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

By Mike Sousa on June 27, 2017, 12:49PM EDT

Following the success of the Mini NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has now announced that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is also coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

Super NES Classic Edition contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. What's perphaps the most intriguing title on this list is the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released anywhere.

Here's the list of titles that come pre-installed with the Super NES Classic Edition:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (VI)
  • 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

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. 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.

Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Having two controllers will make it easy for two players to dive into multiplayer action right away. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

Finally, Nintendo is aware of the fact that the low amount of NES Classic produced was not enough to satisfy demand. Taking this in consideration, Nintendo told Kotaku that it does plan to ship more SNES Classics than NES Classic.

We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition 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.

Statement sent to Kotaku by Nintendo

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition launches on the 29th of September for $79.99/£79.99.

Source: Kotaku

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