In a surprise announcement, Nintendo revealed the Classic Mini console.
The Japanese gaming giant wants you to relive your childhood by basically relaunching the NES! The Classic Mini is a more compact version of this classic console from Nintendo and even the controller looks almost exactly the same.
Nintendo's new retro console connects to your TV via HDMI and draws power from USB or an AC adapter. The Classic Mini ships on November 11th for $59.99, at first glance the pricing seems a tad high but this is explained by the fact that it comes pre-loaded with 30 NES games.
Here's an overview of the included games: Balloon Fight, Bubble Bobble, Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Dr. Mario, Excitebike, Final Fantasy, Galaga, Ghosts' N Ghoblins, Gradius, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus, Kirby's Adventure, Mario Bros., Mega Man 2, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, Pac-Man, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, StarTropics, SUPER C, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Multi-player is also possible by purchasing an extra controller for $9.99, or by using a Wii Classic Controller.
Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System comes packaged with an HDMI cable, a USB cable for powering the system*, and one Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller. And whether it’s rediscovering an old favourite or experiencing the joy of NES for the first time, the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system should have something for all players.
Nintendo's next-gen NX console is expected in 2017.