SNES Classic Edition coming this September, includes unreleased Star Fox 2

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SNES Classic confirmed, comes September 2

With the premature culling of production on the Nintendo NES Classic occurred earlier this year, it seemed pretty plausible when reports started surfacing suggesting that the company needed the space to manufacture an entirely new product. The SNES Classic is basically what everyone has been wishing for since the return of the NES, and yesterday Nintendo made it official. The SNES Classic is coming this September, with fewer games, more controllers and some improved features.

So first, yes. The SNES Classic will have a smaller total number of games than the NES. There’re 21 games in fact, but the difference here is quality. It’s hard to look at just one of these titles and not have an insatiable urge to play it, which you couldn’t really say about the entire NEW line-up. The SNES Classic is even including Star Fox 2 – a previously unreleased title that has only really been playable through illegal ROMs up until now. Every single game here has aged incredibly well, unlike many of the games in the NES Classic.

Here’s the full line-up:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Yoshi’s Island
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In addition to that, the SNES Classic will come bundled with two controllers instead of one. The controllers themselves are still wired, but Nintendo has heard the complaints over the cable length and nearly doubled it here. It’s still a chore to have them dangling around your living room, but it’s an improvement nonetheless.

The entire package will cost $80, which is a little more than the original price of the NES Classic. Of course that price is meaningless in a world where production can’t keep up with demand – something Nintendo is attempting to curb until the end of the year. They’re promising more stock of the SNES Classic through to December, but in a statement to Kotaku it seems they aren’t exactly certain the console will continue shipping in 2018.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.

So yes, good luck finding these things again. Especially if you only really start looking close to Christmas. But for the chance to play A Link to the Past again? I’m all in.

Last Updated: June 27, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • I can’t wait to buy several of these and resell them at a massively inflated price when production is discontinued. My yacht dreams are drawing close!

    • Hammersteyn

      Need capital? I’ll sell my house!

  • MonsterCheddar

    AWESOME!!!!

  • Oh. My. Glob. Look at those titles! F-Zero! Secret of Mana! Yoshi’s Island!

  • Original Heretic

    Oh I’m so getting this! I missed out on the NES, not making that mistake again.

  • Hammersteyn
    • I think that game is to big for an on board system 😛

      *relatively speaking in 1990 of course.

      • Hammersteyn

        hehe 1990, still, I’d like to know the how they decided on 21? Are they Blackjack addicts? Did they like the film 21 or the album by Adele with the same name? I mean it’s 2017. For the price the things gonna sell they can at least give us 50 games.

        • 21… now there is a movie I want to see again.

    • Original Heretic

      That is an oversight on their part. Maybe they’ll release it as DLC. HA!

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL!

  • Fnuik

    I still don’t get this. Why would someone pay $80 for this with 21 games when you can still buy a golden china at any china mall and get 999 in one cartridges to go with it.

    • For the most part, I am a collector when it comes to these old consoles and games (small compared to others out here in SA). But it all boils down to original licensed Nintendo products 🙂

      • Fnuik

        I get why the collectors would buy this. But someone just wanting to relive their childhood would be far better off buying the golden china because that is what we had as children. You can’t really be nostalgic about something you never had.

        • True, I get that. This is why most people just go for the China consoles and the all in one cartridges for a quick cheap fix.

          • Fnuik

            Exactly, why play super mario world on the Nintendo snes when you can have 30 versions of the same game on one cartridge with a golden china 🙂

          • Knowing you have the original when Nintendo is the gaming company you grew up with, make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Guild

    Bought the classic and surprised how much fun its been. So definitely getting this one as well

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