Nintendo announced Thursday it’s releasing a retro-style NES system this holiday season that comes loaded with 30 classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda.
“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,” Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director said in a press release.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is much smaller than the original NES (it fits in the palm of your hand) and has no way to load original cartridges. It attaches via an HDMI cable, allowing you to play on an HDTV. The controller, which looks identical to the original, now uses the same style of plug found on the WiiMote giving users the ability to play virtual console games on the Wii and WiiU with it.
The 30 games that come loaded on the NES Classic Edition are:
- Balloon Fight
- BUBBLE BOBBLE
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
- Dr. Mario
- FINAL FANTASY
- GHOSTS’N GOBLINS
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- MEGA MAN 2
- NINJA GAIDEN
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- 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 system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, AC adapter and one controller. It has a suggested retail price of $79.99. A second controller will be available at a suggested retail price of $12.99. It launches in Canada on November 11.
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