Nintendo is about to release a miniature version of its Super Nintendo video game console.
The new console — called the SNES Classic Edition — comes with 21 packaged Super Nintendo Entertainment System classics, including “Donkey Kong Country” and “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.” It costs $US79.99, and it looks rad.
If you’re familiar with the NES Classic Edition, which Nintendo released in late 2016, then you’re already pretty familiar with the SNES Classic Edition: It’s a smaller version of the original SNES form factor. It doesn’t play original SNES cartridges, only the games that are built into it.
But what it lacks in ability to play ageing game cartridges is more than made up for by the console’s many modern conveniences. It uses an HDMI cable to plug into your modern television, for instance, and you’re able to save any game at any point — only some games on the original Super Nintendo had save systems built in, while many had none at all.
A delightfully ’90s-centric advertisement showing off the Super NES Classic Edition was released by Nintendo on Tuesday (seen in parts above), and it provides a ton of details about the system.
You can check it out right here:
But that’s not all! At the same time as the North American version of the trailer arrived, a European version also arrived — and it’s way crazier. Of note: The European version of the Super NES Classic Edition is slightly different in look from the North American version.
You can see that trailer right here:
The SNES Class Edition costs $US79.99 and arrives on September 29. Pre-orders for the system aren’t available just yet, but should go live any day now. The console is only planned for production through the end of 2017.
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