Nintendo Unveils NES Classic Edition, Releases in November

*Updated with additional information about the NES Classic Edition*

Nintendo hopes to rev your nostalgic engines and bring it up to with a mini replica version of their classic Nintendo Entertainment System.

The NES Classic Edition will launch with 30 games from their classic NES catalog, including the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros series. The mini console will plug in to TVs via HDMI, and appears to share compatibilities with Wii Classic Controllers, while coming with its own NES controller, which is also compatible with the Wii U Virtual Console.

According to Nintendo:

Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.

Nintendo President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime had some thoughts on the unveiling of the NES Classic Edition:

“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…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.”

The 30 games included are as follows:

  • Balloon Fight™
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE
  • Castlevania™
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
  • Donkey Kong™
  • Donkey Kong Jr. ™
  • DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
  • Dr. Mario™
  • Excitebike™
  • FINAL FANTASY®
  • Galaga™
  • GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
  • GRADIUS™
  • Ice Climber™
  • Kid Icarus™
  • Kirby’s Adventure™
  • Mario Bros. ™
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid™
  • NINJA GAIDEN
  • PAC-MAN™
  • Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics™
  • 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™

The retail value of all of these games when they released, including the NES Console itself was USD$1590.oo. Each game will also feature suspend points, so you can save your progress in each game without losing your place.

The NES Classic Edition will release on November 11th, and comes with a controller and the 30 games listed above, and retails at $59.99. 

Source: Nintendo UK & Nintendo of America on Twitter

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