Fans, who were heartbroken to hear that Nintendo has abruptly shut down the NES Classic consoles, here comes the good news for you. The company is all set to re-release its SNES aka the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System console later this year. Classic titles such as Super Mario World, Starfox and Yoshi's Island will also make its way into the market with this SNES console.
Originally the SNES console was released as far back as in 1990 and at that point of time, the console managed to sell 50 million units worldwide. Then the SNES Classic was followed by the NES Classic, which was launched last year but unfortunately was discontinued from this April. Nintendo blames limited resources and limited production for such a drastic move and also insists that it would not make the same mistake with the SNES.
"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 said.
The company has given a date for the release of this console but it's still not clear if Nintendo intends to keep producing the SNES consoles even after the end of 2017. "Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of the calendar year 2017," the company stated.
"Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content," added Nintendo.
Along with the classic titles, the Japanese gaming company will also bundle in a game from the original SNES era that was never released – Star Fox 2. The SNES Classic will boast a price tag of $79 in the US, and £79.99 in the UK.