SNES Classic Edition is Real and It's Coming Out This Fall; Includes Unreleased Star Fox Title
Nintendo of America announced Monday morning that they are producing a Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, to be launched on September 29, 2017.
The system will be a “mini” version of the classic 16-bit console with 21 pre-installed games from the console’s era. The system will connect to high-definition TV sets using an HDMI cable and will be set at a retail price of $79.99.
Furthermore, included in the digital set of game will be Star Fox 2, a sequel that was never released, ever.
“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 longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”
Here are the complete list of titles:
- 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
Lastly, included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, the length of which have not been provided.
The previously released NES Classic was criticized by fans of the console for being under produced and only available at high markup prices from online scalpers.
Additionally, nothing was proactively noted about the SNES Classic Edition’s availability, which is a sticking point for many consumers. The NES Classic Edition had a groundswell of support, with stock selling out until production of the console had ceased. This will also have a huge demand from those wanting to purchase the console. and it’s to be seen whether or not Nintendo can keep up with demand.
As mentioned above, SNES Classic Edition will release September 29, 2017. Check out the images below of what you can expect: