Coming November 11, 2016 Nintendo is giving some real TLC to the console that started their legacy. The NES Classic Edition is a compact Nintendo Entertainment System that supports HDMI for the modern HD TV, comes with one classic NES style joystick and 30 built in games:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
You can also purchase a 2nd joystick for 2 player gaming action for any of the 30 titles that support two player modes.
What’s extra fascinating about this announcement is that my wife and several of my non-gamer friends (including a neighbor) have discovered this news and have shared it with me. The word has definitely gotten out and a lot of people seemed to be getting very excited for this release. With any luck we’ll see a SNES Classic Edition next! *Click here for SNES Classic Edition.
**Update: 2017-11-06: It’s been very hard to get the NES Classic Edition with limited additional stock disappearing instantly. But there is hope. Nintendo is promising more for this coming Summer 2018.