Nintendo unveils SNES Classic Mini console

Isaac Cain
June 27, 2017

"Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is now planned to ship from September 29 until the end of calendar year 2017".

Nintendo have announced their plans to release a "Classic Edition" of the legendary SNES console in 2017. in the well as Australia's EB Games now don't have pages set up for the Nintendo SNES Classic. However, according to the Verge, Nintendo has reassured fans that it plans to produce "significantly more" SNES Classics than it did with the NES Classic past year. However, the company didn't commit to producing shipments beyond the end of 2017, suggesting that it could be planning a limited run of SNES Classic production, much like with the NES Classic.

Nintendo does not set hardware prices in the United Kingdom (after the company was hit by an enormous price-fixing fine by the European Commission back in 2002), but both GAME and Amazon pegged the SNES mini at £80.

Its predecessor, the NES Classic Edition, sold 2.3 million units before it was discontinued.

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By rights, the SNES mini console should reasonably outsell the NES - it holds an even more special place in gamers' hearts - and the release is likely to cause an absolute scrum as people rush to pick them up before they inevitably sell out.

The SNES Classic Mini takes inspiration from the NES Classic Mini, and that's no bad thing. It also comes with two SNES controllers - an improvement over the Classic Mini: NES' single controller offering.

Unofficial pre-release copies of a near-complete "Star Fox 2" had been in circulation among fan and hacking communities since 2004.

Games included: 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.

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