Nintendo just announced the NES Classic Edition which is a mini version of the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
This plug-n-play version of the console is significantly smaller than the original model, has HDMI support and comes with a classic NES controller that can also work with your Wii or Wii U console. Also, players can use their Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro from their Wii and Wii U consoles for some 2-player action. The system will sell for $59.99 and separate NES controllers will be sold separately for $9.99. This unit will arrive on November 11th just in time for the holiday shopping madness.
The console will come loaded with 30 games. Surprisingly, they are not all first party Nintendo titles. The downside is, this system is not compatible with your old NES carts nor can it updated to play more games in the future.
Here is a list of games in alphabetical order:
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
Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime had this quote:
“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.”