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Nintendo Re-Launching Classic SNES Console

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Japanese game maker Nintendo announced its plans to launch Super NES Classic Edition, the standalone mini console, which will feature 21 pre-installed classic games. The Mini 16-Bit System is expected to hit the stores on September 29 for $79.99.

The home console will feature Super Mario World, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among others, which were part of the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991. The major addition in the new console would be Star Fox 2, the unreleased sequel to the original Star Fox for SNES.

The mini system can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. It follows the NES Classic that went on sale late last year but was discontinued in April citing limited resources. The new one is bit smaller than the NES Classic, with a total of 21 games compared to the original's 30.

A Nintendo spokesperson reportedly said that the company will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than it did of NES Classic Edition.

Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, "While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it. With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends."

by RTT Staff Writer

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