Nintendo Will Release Retro Mini NES Console

An announcement has come from Nintendo that seems to have shocked and delighted an entire generation of gamers…after years of clones, ports, and a variety of virtual systems that (poorly) attempt to recreate the retro gaming experience, Nintendo has come to our aid and realized that yes, in fact, they would like to get in on this trend of selling our childhoods back to us.

As such, they’ve announced the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, a “new” version of the famous system from the 80s…and it’ll cost $59.99USD.

The mini system will connect via HDMI to your TV and uses the oh-so-familiar classic NES controller, which you can also use with your Wii U or Wii if you’re so inclined. Or, for a more comfort-driven experience, use the Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro (necessary for 2-player games)…or you can buy a second one for $9.99.

No, original NES cartridges will not be compatible with the mini-console, and there will be no way to add new games to the system. It will come with 30 pre-loaded titles when it arrives on November 11th of this year, however.

The console arrives on the 11th November and will come with 30 pre-loaded titles:

  • Balloon Fight
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
  • Mario
  • Excitebike
  • FINAL FANTASY
  • Galaga
  • GHOSTS ‘N GOBLINS
  • GRADIUS
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • MEGA MAN 2
  • Metroid
  • NINJA GAIDEN
  • PAC-MAN
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • 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 Regginator (Nintendo of America President & COO) officially chimed in with some thoughts on why Nintendo decided to go this route at this time:

“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. 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.”

So…who’s buying one of these the instant they’re available?

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Dave will tell you that he likes to play video games, this is in fact a lie. What he really likes to do is buy games, and leaving them sitting unopened on his shelf. He is a monster.

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