The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, a mini replica version of the original 1985 system, arrives in stores November 2016.
Unlike its older sibling, the NES Classic Edition system will connect to the TV via included HDMI cable. In addition, an AC adapter and one retro-styled NES Classic Controller is packaged in. (The NES Classic Controller will also be sold separately at $9.99.)
“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”
Mini NES Bundled Games List
- 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
“When connected to a Wii Remote controller, the NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system,” Nintendo said.
It’s worth noting, however, that many of the above games are already available on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops as Virtual Console titles.
The NES Classic Edition arrives in stores across North America on November 11 at the suggested retail price of $59.99. It will also become available in Europe on the same day; however, a price was not announced.
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up a mini NES system later this year?