Nintendo have revealed that the NES will be returning to shops more than three decades after it originally launched, this time as the NES: Classic Edition.
Nintendo are aware technology has advanced a touch since the 80’s, so they've integrated an HDMI port to be fully compatible with today’s HD sets.
Prices are set to start at $59.99 for the console and $9.99 for additional controllers. There’s no UK or European pricing just yet, but expect a regional equivalent when the console launches on 11 November.
Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime shared a few reasons why Nintendo are bringing their classic console to the fore once again:
“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” he said.
“The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”
The games included in the NES: Classic Edition are as follows:
Some games will support local two-player action with the additional purchase of a second controller (both the standard Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro are also compatible), and each game will support multiple suspend points, meaning you can stop playing without losing your progress.
Will you be looking to relive some of your classic gaming memories with the NES: Classic Edition this November? Or maybe you missed out on the console the first time around and want to experience those iconic titles for the first time? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.