SNES Classic Edition officially announced, releasing September 29

Now You’re Playing with Super Power! Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

Mini 16-Bit System Launches Sept. 29 with 21 Games; Includes Unreleased Star Fox 2

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

On Sept. 29, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 incredible games:

Contra III: The Alien Wars™
Donkey Kong Country™
Final Fantasy III
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™
All of these games would be considered classics by anyone’s standards, and some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete. Even for super fans who have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game will offer them something entirely new to enjoy – if they can unlock it by proving their skills in the original Star Fox game. (Well, they only have to complete the first level – we didn’t want to make it too hard!)

Included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Having two controllers will make it easy for two players to dive into multiplayer action right away. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition launches on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of $79.99.

For more information about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.

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Top Rated Comment
Mon Jun 26 17 12:14pm
Rating: 5

And they'll produce 200,000 and say they misjudged the market again.

Fool us once...

Yo, Star Fox 2?! That's a damn megaton!

Mon Jun 26 17 12:07pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 2 times)

Star Fox 2?? And they figured out the super fx chip emulation? This is actually a huge announcement.

Better go to my local retailer and get in line today

Darn $80. I'm still getting it I suppose. Sucks that they didn't include Donkey Kong Country 2 & 3 and Mega Man X 2 & 3. Still awesome. Smile

It is $80, but it comes with two controllers this time. Well worth it to me. Finding an extra controller was harder than finding the system

Damn. I had no interest in the NES Mini or it's concept, and even I'm impressed. XD Friggin Star Fox 2?!

Mon Jun 26 17 12:09pm
Rating: 1

Might get this just for Yoshi's Island. Never played it outside of the GBA version.

They shouldn't do this. STAR FOX 2? They shouldn't do this.

I wonder if I will actually be able to find one in Canada.

So many games I can play for the first time. Thank goodness these things are not THAT hard to get in boring Sweden, haha.

Will still make sure to pre-order instantly when I can, though. ^^ Mario RPG shall be interesting.

First I thought "naaah. I'm getting an original SNES anyway...." then I sae SF2.... I might have to get this for that alobe... o.O

I know! Street Fighter 2?? Can't pass it up


Haha, yeah. Never played THAT before :D

Mon Jun 26 17 12:14pm
Rating: 5

And they'll produce 200,000 and say they misjudged the market again.

Fool us once...

Tue Jun 27 17 02:04am
(Updated 1 time)

For once, you're underestimating your usual negativity lens. "Fool us once"?

I lived long enough to tell you that I can recall at least a dozen on Nintendo-related merch stockage shortages! It's no secret anymore that Nintendo, as a company, is one of the worse, currently-active worldwide goods distributors haha

Oh believe me, I've lived through some rough times as well.. the great N64 toys r us tramplings of the mid 90... the launch of Pokemon....

I'm talking mainly on how they handled their last retro console.

21 seems a bit small, but man, they picked all the heavy hitters. We got both FF6 and Secret of Mana in one place? Hell yeah!

I am not going to miss this one. I will do everything possible to get one. Having StarFox 2 is huge.

Well I'll be darned, they did announce it. I'm not going to buy it. But it's good to know the rumors are true.

I will fully admit that I will be buying this for Star Fox 2 and to have 4 out of the 5 best SNES RPGs on one console.

That's it they officially won E3...oh wait.


This is truly an amazing list and that price is great.

Mon Jun 26 17 12:20pm
(Updated 1 time)

Star Fox 2, Yoshi's Island AND SECRET OF MANA? All the yes!!! Take my money now!!!!!!!!

I wonder if my multi tap will work.

Mon Jun 26 17 12:21pm
(Updated 1 time)

Haha time to scalp. Oh darn, hope I didn't say that out loud.

And before anyone blocks me, I was merely making fun of the situation where Nintendo could potentially make this limited too. Despite them claiming they're aware of the popularity this will produce.

This just in, the SNES Classic has been cancelled, and Nintendo has issues a statement

"We are deeply sorry that many, many of our deeply devoted fans were unable to get the SNES Classic. But you can still enjoy our great games on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS family of systems."

That's an impressive list of games.

They actually solved the rights issue with the FX chip. I'm shocked.

And good god, I didn't plan to get this if this was true, but... Now I need this. Like, more than the NES Classic. (Which I saw plenty of and COULD HAVE BOUGHT but just imported a famicom mini instead) I'll be aggressive for this one, but I still think they should have waited until 2018 for this due to the part shortage.

...This will replace VC on Switch though won't it

The Super FX patents expired recently if I recall correctly. That might be why.

I wish they had included TMNT: TURTLES IN TIME... Then it would have been just perfect but rather flawless and God like if MORTAL KOMBAT 2 was in it too 😔😧... Oh well one can dream but this is a day on purchase for me 👍😉

The fact that it has Starfox 2 and uses actual controllers is worth the buy! I wish I had a place to pre-order in my town!

Is it possible to play Secret of Mana with 3 players on this?

Oh crud, that's right... It had 3 Player support. Doesn't seem like it will then.

light wolf
Mon Jun 26 17 12:43pm
(Updated 1 time)

The only titles I feel are missing are DKC2, DCK3, and Chrono Trigger, but even without them it's an amazing line-up. Many of them I haven't had the chance to play, including, of course, FREAKING STAR FOX 2!!!?!

Really hyped for this and I hope they manage to have decent stock this time. The NES Classic wasn't that hard to find in Chile compared to the USA or Japan (I think, because I never got one since I wasn't interested), but still.

I'm excited for the release, the list of games, and the fact that official emulation of Super FX games will now finally be available. Yoshi's Island, it's been a long time... and Star Fox 2 besides!


The fact that there are no pictures of the controller connected to the console, the controller ports are just molds and not actual ports, and that the controllers are referred to as "wired"... I hope these aren't hard-wired on an awkward place of the unit, especially if they use 3-ft cords again. I'd rather them just use the Classic Controller ports (or USB).

I was curious about how the controllers connect too. I'm guessing either they hook into a side we can't see from the pictures, or maybe those molded fake plastic ports can remove to reveal the actual port. The website says this about the controllers: "The Super NES Classic Edition is compatible with the Classic Controller™ and Classic Controller Pro™ accessories. Just plug it in and play!" So we at least know it's using the same ports as the NES Classic controllers.

That's somewhat reassuring. It'd be nice to be able to buy extra controllers, but with two included, maybe they're planning not to sell more separately (I wonder what it'll do to the Club Nintendo SFC Classic Controller market price...).Still, the placement is a mystery. With one side of the console visible and lacking a port, that would mean either the other side has two ports, or they're on the back--odd placement either way. It's possible that the fake ports could be removeable (or hinged), but small moving parts like that are just asking to be lost or broken. I'll hope that this is just a prototype and the final will have the ports on the front, aesthetics be damned, just like the NES Classic.


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