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Nintendo is releasing a new mini NES Classic Edition

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Eric Wainwright Jul 14, 2016 3:34 am

For anyone who thinks the game has changed, Nintendo is here to prove you wrong.

Well, they’re at least here to take you back to the future.

At a time when Pokemon Go is making roughly 70 trillion dollars a day introducing the world to the future of augmented reality, the legendary game maker has also decided to harken back to a simpler time. A time when controllers were plugged in, two buttons was more than enough choice, and Super Mario was still cool.

Which is to say, if you’ve always been a little more PAC-MAN than Pokemon, you’re going to be very excited.

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On November 11, 2016, Nintendo will release the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, a mini version of its classic ’80s console preloaded with 30 games. You’ll also get a classic square controller with cross directional pad and the A and B buttons. It’s going to be heaven.

The new Classic Edition will attach to your HD TV via HDMI – so no need to grab an 80s to play Punch-Out!!

The entire package – NES Classic Edition, 30 games, one controller – will run for $59.99 (USD) with extra classic controllers costing another $9.99 (USD) each.

Finally, a chance to return to a time when video games were played alone in a dark basement rather than collaboratively on city streets. Call us nostalgic, old, or both – but this couldn’t come at a better time.

The 30 games included with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition will be as follows:

  • 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 GOBLINS®
  • 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
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at Notable.ca. He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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