Nintendo Reveals SNES Classic Edition With 21 Games, Including Star Fox 2
posted on by Karen Ressler
Nintendo of America and Europe announced on Monday that the company will release a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition on September 29. The mini version of the 90's-era console will come with two controllers and 21 pre-loaded games, including Star Fox 2, which was created during the SNES era but never released.
In addition to Star Fox 2, the console includes:
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Super Castlevania IV
- Donkey Kong Country
- Mega Man X
- Kirby Super Star
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby's Dream Course
- Star Fox
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Secret of Mana
- Super Ghosts 'n Ghouls
The suggested retail price for the console is US$79.99.
Nintendo previously released a Classic Edition for its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the West and an equivalent Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan last November. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January, and the high demand for the product created shortages. Nintendo of America ended shipments for the console in April and apologized for the lack of availability, noting that it added extra shipments but the Classic Edition was not intended to be an "ongoing, long-term product." Shipments of the Famicom Classic also ended in Japan, though the company noted it was temporary.
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