Nintendo Officially Announces the SNES Classic Edition & Release Date
As a followup to last year’s NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has officially announced the SNES Classic Edition, scheduled to arrive in a matter of months. The system comes packaged with 21 pre-installed games, most notably of which is Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox that was created during the days of the Super NES, but never released.
“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,” noted 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.”
Retailing for $79.99 USD, the mini console also comes with one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers.
The pre-installed games include Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, F-ZERO, 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!!, and Yoshi’s Island.
Nintendo’s SNES Classic Edition launches September 29.