The Nintendo Entertainment System or, as most people know it, the NES, launched for the first time in on July 15th, 1983, in Japan. Happy 33rd birthday, NES! Nintendo’s gift to the world is the return of the nostalgia-filled box as they announced that they will be re-launching the console.
Return of the NES
Nintendo is calling it the NES Classic Edition. It will be available starting November 11th, and it will be preloaded with 30 popular titles. The cost of this much nostalgia? $59.99.
With the announcement, Nintendo said that they want to let fans of all ages rediscover why they fell inlove with Nintendo. The game company also believes that this will be a way to share the nostalgia of older generation with the newer generations.
Many are saying that Nintendo is pulling at the heartstrings of gamers and that this is an obvious cash-grab poorly masked to look like a nostalgia-filled tiny box. The truth is, it is a nostalgia-filled tiny box. It has HDMI and 30 games from the 80s, and Nintendo is selling it to us for $60. That is the same price tag as so many triple-A titles.
Apart from the announcement, Nintendo has not said much else, leaving fans with a lot of unanswered questions. Since the games are preloaded onto the tiny console, there is a low chance cartridges will be seeing a comeback, especially since Nintendo did say that this time around, the games will have suspend points which will allow users to continue playing where they left off without passwords.
If the games were adapted and are running from some sort of virtual console or emulator, then perhaps Nintendo addressed the issues newer players will have in regards to the resolution or control sensitivity.
In regards to control, the NES Classic Edition will not be supporting the retro controllers from the ‘80s.It does, however, have support for the Wii Classic Controller Pro and Nintendo will also be releasing a new NES Classic Controller. The controller will keep the nostalgia trend going, and it will feature the same simple and rectangular design as its forefather. The NES Classic Edition will come with one NES Classic Controller included, and interested parties can buy them for $9.99 starting November 11th.
It does, however, have support for the Wii Classic Controller Pro and Nintendo will also be releasing a new NES Classic Controller. The controller will keep the nostalgia trend going, and it will feature the same simple and rectangular design as its forefather.
The Classic Edition will come with one Classic Controller included, and interested parties can buy more of them for $9.99 starting November 11th.
Among the preloaded titles, the NES Classic Edition will be coming with Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, Mario Bros., Mega Man 2, Metroid, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros. 1-3, The Legend of Zelda, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
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