Nintendo are playing the nostalgia game hard right now. After today’s successful release of Pokemon Go, Nintendo are keeping the nostalgia factor going by announcing the NES.
The Japanese company has announced the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, a shrunken down version of Nintendo’s debut home console. The new console will not function like it’s classic predecessor, it will not take cartridges but instead will come pre-loaded with 30 classic titles. You can plug the diminutive console into a TV via a HDMI cable.
Nintendo: NES Generation
There are some notable classics pre-loaded into the new console:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Mega Man 2
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
It will be launched for $59.99 and will also include a classic NES controller. You can buy the controller separately so don’t worry multiplayer is an option. Even better, if you have a Wii Classic Controller Pro lying around, it’s also compatible with the NES Classic Edition.
The cross compatibility doesn’t stop there. The included classic NES controller will also work with your Wii or Wii U by connecting it into a Wii Remote. So you’ll be able to play Virtual Console NES games.
Coming with the box is a HDMI cable and a USB cable. Nintendo has admitted you’ll need an AC adapter to power the console, which is a bit strange not not unknown with Nintendo. Special edition ‘New’ Nintendo 3DS consoles are not packed with chargers either. But an AC adapter is fairly cheap but if you look hard enough around the house you’ll find one.
A UK price and release has yet to be confirmed to us, but we will update once we get the information.
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