Loved Nintendo’s NES Classic last fall? Assume you would’ve loved it if you actually got your hands on one? The video game maker may be setting their sights on a sequel later this year.
The NES Classic debuted only six months ago and included 30 popular games from the NES. A smaller version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the “new” version was very hard to get one’s hands on. Making matters even more frustrating, Nintendo announced last week that they were discontinuing production.
But there’s some good news: In light of the NES Classic’s success, Nintendo is reportedly developing a SNES Classic.
According to Eurogamer, the SNES Classic is currently in development.
No SNES Classic release date is available at this time, though Eurogamer says Nintendo is planning to release it before Christmas.
Presumably Nintendo will produce more of the SNES Classic than they did the NES Classic. The latter’s popularity caught them by surprise, which is one reason why they struggled to keep up with demand.
If this news is true, it’s very exciting — it’d be cool as hell to have a NES Classic and SNES Classic sitting right next to each other.
The SNES boasted amazing games including Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, Super Mario RPG, Yoshi’s Island, and Donkey Kong Country. No word yet on what kind of lineup the new SNES will have in store for fans.
Nintendo is currently riding high on the success of the NES Classic and, of course, the Nintendo Switch. The new device has a few major games in the pipeline for 2017, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyessy, and Splatoon 2.