July 26, 2016
Nintendo has decided to drop a nuclear bomb on us in a tiny, minuature form. Coming soon from Nintendo, the NES Classic Edition system is a minaturized version of the NES video game console that started it all back in 1985.
Nintendo had the NES Classsic Edition on display at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, giving fans the opportunity to look at it up close and personal. The mini console looks like the original NES from 1985, but the new mini version is no wider than the original NES controller.
The new NES is scheduled to be released Nov. 11, 2016, with 30 classic games packed inside. It also comes with one NES Classic Controller, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Extra classic controllers will cost $9.99 each. Nintendo has said that the Classic Controller — or Classic Controller Pro, for the Wii and Wii U — will also work with the mini NES. The NES Classic Edition itself will retail for $59.99.
I will definetly be picking up one or more of these mini systems. The games on this system were instrumental in my love for this entertainment form. It's been a huge month for Nintendo with the announcement of this new NES Classic Edition and the insanely popular Pokemon Go, and I can't wait to see what they have planned for the holiday season.