Nintendo has announced the Super NES Classic Edition, set to launch on September 29 in Canada and the USA, for a retail price of $79.99 USD ($99.99 CAD says Nintendo in an update).
This mini system includes two wired SNES controllers and 21 games bundled, which includes unreleased Star Fox 2 (users need to unlock the game by completing the first level in Star Fox).
In the box will include an HDMI cable and USB charging cable with AC adapter. Here are all 21 games included:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars™
- Donkey Kong Country™
- Final Fantasy III
- 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™
“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director, in a statement to iPhone in Canada.
“With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favourite retro classics with family and friends.”
Back in April, Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Edition, which sold 200,000 units in the USA. We now probably can guess why it was killed–to prevent cannibalizing sales of the SNES Classic Edition. This also plays into the scarcity factor which Nintendo does better than anyone; currently, Switch consoles are still nearly impossible to find.
This will sell like hot cakes, folks. SNES titles like Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II were the best games to play with friends back in the 90s. Who’s going to get one?