News SNES/Super Famicom Classic Edition Trailers Reveal New Features
posted on 2017-08-22 14:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Nintendo began streaming preview videos for the North American, European, and Japanese versions of its Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition, or Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom, console on Tuesday. The videos introduce some of the console's features, such as the ability to save at any time, rewind gameplay, and change between 12 different kinds of frames and three display modes. The Japanese trailer also recaps the pre-loaded games in chronological order.
Nintendo will release the SNES Classic Edition in the West on September 29. The Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom will ship in Japan on October 5.
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. The other pre-loaded games on the SNES Classic Edition are as follows:
- 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 (Final Fantasy VI)
- 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 Japanese edition will also include 21 games, but the list is slightly different. Instead of Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Punch-Out!!, Super Castlevania IV, Kirby's Dream Course, and Earthbound, the Japanese Mini Super Famicom will have Super Soccer, Super Street Fighter II, Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo, Panel de Pon, and The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki).
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.