Nintendo SNES Classic: Release Date, Specs, Price, and Preorder details

Nintendo has discontinued production of the NES Classic, but the Kyoto-based company has announced another retro-themed console. The original Classic Mini NES console was launched way back in the 90s. Now, Nintendo has launched a remastered version of the 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System called SNES Classic, which comes pre-loaded with 21 games. Here’s everything you need to know about the new SNES Classic:

SNES Classic Box Contents

Apart from the console itself, the NES Classic comes with one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable, an AC adapter, along with two wired SNES Classic Controllers

SNES Classic Games

The SNES Classic comes pre-loaded with 21 games, unlike the NES Classic that came with 30. Notably, it comes with never before released title Star Fox 2. You can check out the full list of games below:

  • 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!!
  • Yoshi’s Island

SNES Classic Release Date and Price

Nintendo has stated that the SNES Classic will be available for purchase for the calendar year ending 2017, implying it’ll be available for purchase this year only.

“We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition. Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of the calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year” said Nintendo in a statement to Kotaku.

The SNES Classic official release date in the US is September 29, 2017. At launch, the console will retail for $80. If you’re interested in pre-ordering the console, Amazon does show a listing of the console but it appears eager gamers couldn’t hold on onto their horses as it’s listed as currently unavailable at the time of writing. Though readers are advised to keep an eye on BestBuy and Amazon early in September, before the console’s release date.

What are your thoughts about the SNES Classic Mini? Will you buy the console or sits just a marketing gimmick to cash in on nostalgia. Also, can it garner the same popularity as the newly launched Switch?  Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Kotaku