Get ready. Super Nintendo Classic hits stores this fall
Posted June 28
Your experience with Nintendo is about to get super.
Nintendo announced Monday that it will soon release a Super Nintendo Classic game console, which comes off the heels of the company’s Nintendo Classic release last year.
The new device, which fits in the palm of your hand, will come with 21 different games along with two wired controllers
Super NES game like “Super Mario World,” “Super Mario Kart” and “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” are all included with the new device, according to Nintendo.
As The Verge reported, the new device hits stores on Sept. 29 and will cost $79.99.
Last year, Nintendo released a Nintendo Classic console, which struggled to gain popularity since many stores sold out quickly. Nintendo decided to discontinue the device thereafter.
Utah video game stores struggled to hold onto copies, too. GameStop stores across the valley told the Deseret News that they weren’t sure about incoming shipments, saying that the device was a hot item.
Other stores in the valley received a shipment just before Christmas and encouraged buyers to hurry in before the consoles disappeared, according to the Deseret News.
Nintendo said that it will have “significantly more” SNES Classics than its predecessor.
"We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition," a Nintendo spokesperson told BBC.
Shipments will come through the end of the year, but it remains to be seen if they will be available afterward.
As BBC reported, other video game companies have worked to capitalize on the desire for retro gaming. For example, Sega recently released a Megadrive console, which came with a library of games.