NES Classic Edition small in size, huge in nostalgia

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NES Classic Edition

Pokémon GO is currently tearing its way through the world, offering a healthy mix of nostalgia and new gameplay. While Nintendo doesn’t outright own Pokémon, they are the company most often associated with the games, and have been reaping the benefits of its success. Pocket monsters aren’t all that Nintendo has up its sleeves though. If you were waiting for March to get your hands on Nintendo’s next home console, you won’t need to wait quite that long. This won’t be the upcoming Nintendo NX though, they’ve got something different coming. The NES Classic Edition console will be available in early November with a good selection of retro and classic games.

The system will resemble the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), though it will connect to your TV via an included HDMI cable. The system will come with one NES Classic Controller, with additional controllers costing $10USD. If you happen to have a Wii Classic Controller, or Classic Controller Pro, those will work with the system as well. Alternately, the NES Classic Controller will also work with the Wii or Wii U for Virtual Console NES games.

Speaking of games, the NES Classic Edition comes with a great selection of games. There will be 30 games built in to the system, and they cover a pretty wide range of genres. Everything from sports, to action, to platformers, and classics you’ll find a little of just about everything here. The full list of included games is listed below:

  • Balloon Fight™
  • Castlevania™
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
  • Donkey Kong™
  • Donkey Kong Jr.™
  • Dr. Mario™
  • Excitebike™
  • Galaga™
  • Ice Climber™
  • Kid Icarus™
  • Kirby’s Adventure™
  • Mario Bros.™
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid™
  • PAC-MAN™
  • Punch-Out!!™ Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics™
  • SUPER C™
  • Super Mario Bros.™
  • Super Mario Bros.™ 2
  • Super Mario Bros.™ 3
  • The Legend of Zelda™
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™

The NES Classic Edition will be available on November 11th for a suggested retail price of $60USD. At that price this is really a no brainer. I can only imagine how difficult it will be to hunt one of these systems down here in a few months. Curiously, you can buy many of these games on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console right now, however you’d end up spending quite a lot more than $60 buying them all individually.

Do you want one of these once they’re available? Who am I kidding, of course you do. How do you plan on getting one of these once they’re available? Tell us what you think in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Nintendo
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