Oh, okay then. In a surprise move that nobody on Earth was expecting, Nintendo has announced a new(ish) console.
The company just unveiled the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. As the name suggests, it’s a miniature replica of the original NES.
The console will launch on November 11, and comes with 30 classic NES games already built in, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Super Mario Bros, and Mega Man 2.
The console comes with a NES style controller, but you can also use a Wii U Classic Controller, or Wii Classic Controller Pro.
The USB powered machine plugs into your TV with HDMI cable provided, and you can enjoy retro gaming goodness till your eyes fall out of your head for a mere $60 (around £45).
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement:
We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place.
Nintendo also confirmed that each game has multiple suspend points, a welcome change to the hellish pace that old school games previously set out for us.
Check out the full list of games below:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts’N Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- Super C
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Tecmo Bowl
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.