The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the original console that is going to release this fall with 30 built-in games, Nintendo has announced.
Except for in size, the system is nearly identical to Nintendo’s original 8-bit home video game console from the 80s. However, in light of the present age, owners will be able to connect the NES Classic Edition to their high-definition television sets through a HDMI cable. Nintendo has not commented whether all or some of these games have been overhauled to feature native support for high resolutions. That seems highly unlikely, and we’ll probably just have to make do with upscaled visuals.
The original package will also include a controller replica of the iconic rectangular NES gamepad. However, you can also use a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro on the system for two-player action. The new NES Pad, though, will be available separately for the price of $9.99.
“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,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”
Nostalgia already clouds us, for the NES Classic Edition will come with some of the most iconic games that have graced this industry. This includes titles such as the first two Castlevania games, Donkey Kong, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and more. Here’s the complete list of games:
- 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 NES is indeed back, and will launch in stores on November 11 for the suggested retail price of $59.99.