Following huge demand for their NES Classic last year, Nintendo has announced that it’s heading back into production!
The NES Classic — a mini version of the NES with games pre-loaded onto the system — debuted in 2016 and was a massive hit. It was so popular that it was nearly impossible to get your hands on one, and the problem got worse when they announced that they were halting production earlier this year.
Why were they moving on? They didn’t intend for it to be a longterm thing. Uhhh.
But Nintendo has finally come to its senses. They’ve announced today that the NES Classic will be available again next year for the foreseeable future.
The NES Classic includes 21 games. A few of ’em: Mario Bros., Kirby’s Adventure, Galaga, Dr. Mario, Excitebike, Donkey Kong, Castlevania, Super Mario Bros. 3, and The Legend of Zelda.
Meanwhile, Nintendo is gearing up to release the SNES Classic on September 29. The video game maker promises that there will be a greater supply of SNES Classics than there was NES Classics. With that said, it’s been difficult to pre-order one.
The SNES Classic will come with two controllers (NES only came with one) and 21 games, including a never-before-released Star Fox sequel.