If you are still angry about missing your shot to get the pint-sized NES Classic Edition from Nintendo back in the Fall of 2016, fear not! Nintendo has just announced that they will be bringing the NES Classic back to production this year, and also bringing the SNES Classic back as well. For those who don’t remember, the NES Classic is a mini version of Nintendo’s Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), that hooks up to your TV via HDMI input and lets you play a handful of classic games alone or with a friend.
As seen here, the game list is quite extensive and covers a lot of the old fan-favorites from the NES days.
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
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
If you missed the original NES back when it debuted twenty-some years ago, and/or missed the NES Classic release a year and a half ago this will be your time to shine. The SNES Classic will be back as well, bringing with it a big list of classic Super Nintendo games for all to enjoy. Currently, Nintendo lists the re-releases to hit store shelves this September, but as was before, demand will likely be high. With more units being produced (on top of 5 Million sold) the likelihood is high that anyone who missed out before should finally be able to get one. You may want to check your local electronics or gaming store a few weeks early for news on pricing and pre-order availability, but you should have no problem securing one or both of these new releases this year, just in time for the family holiday season! Be on the lookout for more news on the units in the coming months.