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Nintendo Releasing Miniatures NES Classic Edition This Fall

"No Game Counselors hotline coming back though"

Seems Nintendo will be releasing new hardware this holiday season, nust not the one we expected.


Going a route seen by Sega and Atari, Nintendo will be releasing a miniature NES, dubbed the NES Classic Edition, that is preloaded with 30 games. It’ll retail for $60 and come with an HDMI cable, AC adapter and one “NES Classic Controller.” This controller is based off the NES controller, but with the controller port of the Wii Remote, meaning you can plug it into the Wii Remote as a Wii Classic Controller for Wii and Wii U games that support it.

The game selection is pretty neat, consisting of both first and third-party games:

Balloon Fight

Bubble Bobble


Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Dr. Mario


Final Fantasy


Ghosts ‘N Goblins


Ice Climber

Kid Icarus

Kirby’s Adventure

Mario Bros.

Mega Man 2


Ninja Gaiden


Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream


Super C

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

Tecmo Bowl

The Legend of Zelda

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


It’s sounding like NES Classic Edition is a modified Wii, with those Wii Remote controller ports as well as it’ll have the benefits of Virtual Console games, like suspending save points. Unlike the NES though, it’ll come with only one controller, with extras sold separately.

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