The Return of the Classic

Nintendo announced today that the NES Classic edition would be returning in 2018, with the SNES Classic receiving more shipments and continued support into 2018. The high demand for the systems has convinced Nintendo to release more units for an undetermined amount of time. The SNES support was originally supposed to end at the end of 2017.

The company plans to announce when the new shipments of the NES Classic will go on sale by the end of the year, while the SNES Classic releases at the end of this month on Sept. 29, for $89.99.  The SNES Classic includes over 21 games, including the unreleased Star Fox 2.

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • F-Zero
  • Super Metroid
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Mega Man X
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Star Fox
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Secret of Mana
  • Earthbound
  • Super Ghosts ‘n Ghouls

The console will include two controllers with much longer wires and the rewind feature. Nintendo reported that the NES Classic edition shipped 1.5 million units by the end of January, and has continually apologized for lack of more units. Nintendo has faced a similar problem recently for the SNES Classic, with pre-orders selling out within a day.

To put this in perspective, my GameStop received six consoles, one of which I was somehow able to reserve.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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