The SNES Classic will come with classic SNES titles such as Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country.
(CCM) — Nintendo is hoping to cash-in on the popularity for retro-gaming by releasing an updated version of its Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), which was originally launched in 1990. The SNES Classic will come pre-loaded with 21 classic SNES games including Super Mario World, Starfox, and Yoshi's Island. The announcement comes shortly after arch-rival Sega announced that it is re-releasing its huge library of Sega Genesis (MegaDrive) games on iOS and Android.
Other games that will come with the SNES Classic include Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong Country, and Mega Man X.
The new console will also come with an added bonus: Star Fox 2, which was developed in the SNES era, but never actually released. The game will finally see the light of day with the launch of the SNES Classic on Sept. 27, 2017, and current plans are for the console and games to be available for sale until the end of the year. It is not clear whether it will be available for sale after that date, or whether it will be abruptly discontinued in the same way that Nintendo stopped production of the earlier NES Classic console in April after just a few months on the market.
The SNES Classic, including the 21 games, will be priced at $79.99.