Super Nintendo gets the miniature console treatment

Here's our list of ways Nintendo can improve its Classic Edition business.

The small version of the Super Nintendo gaming system will include 21 built-in games, including "Super Mario World", "Yoshi's Island" and new titles such as "Star Fox 2".

Pre-orders can help gauge demand and, while they're useless for most releases due to zero scarcity, we know the Super NES Classic Edition is going to be hard to find.

Super NES Classic Edition is now planned to ship from September 29 until the end of calendar year 2017.

Amazon UK is carrying the more colorful SNES Classic Mini based on the European Union design for the console.

The NES Classic, released in fall 2016, was discontinued earlier this year. The controller ports are different as well.

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Super Nintendo Classic Edition is coming, the company said in a tweet and a press release Monday. We've already waited almost 25 years, so what's another few months?

All of these games would be considered classics by anyone's standards, and some of them in particular - Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete.

In a statement he gave to Time, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé revealed just how bewildered they were by the whole thing.

The statement to The Verge reads: "At the this time we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year".

The company's poor communication throughout the NES Classic's life and on into its death raised a lot of questions about how this long-rumored SNES Classic would be handled.

Based on the playable ROMs, the 3D graphics in the intro video are borderline Nintendo 64 quality (or at least a promising preview of the N64), and the gameplay is an expanded and more open version of the original Star Fox (as seen in the footage above).

  • Desiree Holland