High on its "Pokemon Go" success, Nintendo unveiled a new console for the Holiday season, and that does not happen to be the much rumoured Nintendo NX console but a new Nintendo NES Classic Edition in a mini avatar.
This announcement has been termed as a "surprise" and the company will be relaunching the console in a smaller version, which is expected to be launched on Nov. 11, 2016.
NES Classic Edition can easily fit on the palm of your hand. Owners of the new console will be able to connect the console directly to the TV via HDMI cable. The console will also come with a console, believed to work like the iconic NES gamepad. This new controller will be able to connect to Wii Remote, thus can also be used to play Virtual Console games on Wii or Wii U devices.
The new console will not feature any cartridges but will feature multiple suspend points, which will let players pick up where they left. It also features and AC adaptor.
The mini console is designed after the original NES consoles and it will be supporting two players in some of the games.
This new gaming console is priced at $59.99 and features 30 bundled games, which will include the likes of "The Legend of Zelda," "Super Mario Bros.," "Donkey Kong," "Pac-Man" and so on.
Nintendo has confirmed to Kotaku that the NES Classic Edition does not connect to internet or external storage devices.
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is Nintendo's classic 8-bit gaming console that was released in 1983 for Japan and in 1985 for North America. The console went on to become the best-selling gaming console of its time, so much so that NES helped gaming industry in U.S. recover following the video game crash of 1983.
Here's the complete list of games:
- "Balloon Fight"
- "Bubble Bobble"
- "Castlevania II: Simon's Quest"
- "Donkey Kong"
- "Donkey Kong Jr."
- "Double Dragon II: The Revenge"
- "Dr. Mario"
- "Final Fantasy"
- "Ghosts'N Goblins"
- "Ice Climber"
- "Kid Icarus"
- "Kirby's Adventure"
- "Mario Bros."
- "Mega Man 2"
- "Ninja Gaiden"
- "Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream"
- "Super C"
- "Super Mario Bros."
- "Super Mario Bros. 2"
- "Super Mario Bros. 3"
- "Tecmo Bowl"
- "The Legend of Zelda"
- "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link"