It’s said to be one of the ‘greatest video game systems ever made,’ and now, Nintendo has revealed it’s resurrecting the Super NES console that first launched back in 1991.
But, the new system will be much smaller than you remember.
The $80 Super NES Classic Edition mini console is set to hit stores on September 29, and it will come with 21 built-in games – including beloved titles such as Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The new Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is a mini console that mimics the design of the original system.
It comes with two controllers, and plugs into any high-definition TV with an included HDMI cable.
Along with the familiar games included in the package, the Super NES mini console also comes with Star Fox 2 – an unreleased game that was supposed to launch in 1995.
In order to access this game, however, players will first have to beat the first level of the original Star Fox game.
‘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,’ said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
‘With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while long-time fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.’
The system will also come with a USB charging cable and AC adapter, and is set to launch at a suggested retail price of $79.99.
Back in November 2016, Nintendo released a mini version of its original game system, the Nintendo Entertainment system.
The retro console was an instant hit, and sold roughly 1.5 million units.
But, in April, the firm revealed it was stopping production for good.
The new product is expected to be another hit among nostalgic gamers, especially following earlier rumors that the firm could be heading in this direction.
Last year, Nintendo had registered a new trademark for a controller shaped like the one it used for the Super Nintendo in the 1990s.
And although some thought it was a move to curb companies from using the SNES controller design for their knock-offs, many hoped Nintendo was planning to revive the system as a micro-console.