‘NES Classic Edition’ Plug-And-Play Console Coming This November

The ultimate blast from the past, Nintendo will release a mini-NES console pre-loaded with 30 games this November. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the primary focus of their E3 2016 presence, however Nintendo previously confirmed that a new console- codenamed “NX”- is scheduled to release next year. No official hardware specs have been revealed from Nintendo directly, however a plethora of rumors and leaked design patents suggest the Nintendo NX will be just as- if not more- powerful than its current competition, with support for both Wii U and 3DS backwards-compatibility.

Though completely unrelated to 2017’s new system, Nintendo revealed more console news this morning. Set to release in early November, Nintendo fans can relive the late-80’s to early-90’s era of gaming with a mini NES console. The NES Classic Edition is a “plug-and-play” console, as it simply needs to be plugged-in and connected to a TV [via HDMI] to operate, along the lines of the Atari Flashback. Marginally smaller than the Wii Mini, the console will include an NES Classic Controller compatible with Wii and Wii U Virtual Consoles. Setbacks can be found in its inability to play physical NES cartridges and the lack of internet connectivity, however 30 games are installed directly into the system as listed below:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr. 
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. 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

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The NES Classic Edition will release on 11/11 for $60. Additional NES Classic Controllers will be available to purchase separately.

Source: Nintendo
Images courtesy of Nintendo

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