Remember last year when Nintendo released the NES Classic that everyone wanted yet nobody could get? Prepare yourselves because you’re about to go through that again. While rumors have been circulating for a while, today Nintendo confirmed that the Super NES Classic will be released later this year. Arguably one of the greatest consoles ever, the unit will sell in stores for $79.99 beginning September 29, 2017, and will come with 21 games, including the previously unreleased StarFox 2.
What’s In The Box?
While the NES Classic had some pretty solid titles, not all of them were what one would call masterpieces. However, the lineup of titles for the SNES Classic is full of timeless classics that have all aged well. Here’s the full list:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- 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
The system will also come with an HDMI cable, a charging cable, and two SNES controllers so you can play with your friends. The controller cables are also expected to be about five feet long, which is nearly twice as long as the short cords that came with the NES Classic.
When asked by Kotaku, Nintendo said it does plan to ship more SNES Classics than NES Classics, but only this year.
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.
What are your thoughts? Is this something that you’ll try to track down, or is it a pass for you?