NES Classic Edition Returns June 29

Nintendo has announced that its retro-inspired micro-console, the NES Classic, will return to stores on June 29. The NES Classic is a miniaturized version of the system that originally launched in 1985. Upon its release in November 2016, the NES Classic immediately sold out. It comes packaged with one controller and 30 pre-installed games. It retails for $60.

Last year, Nintendo released a miniature version of the Super Nintendo known as the SNES Classic. Like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic proved difficult to find, often fetching for prices well in excess of its MSRP. Nintendo recently announced it sold over 5 million SNES Classic.

In a tweet, Nintendo says that they expect that “this system and the SNES Classic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year.” Consider me a skeptic!

The games that are pre-installed on the NES Classic Edition include:

• Balloon Fight
• Bubble Bobble
• Castlevania
• Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
• Donkey Kong
• Donkey Kong Jr.
• Double Dragon II: The Revenge
• Dr. Mario
• Excitebike
• Final Fantasy
• Galaga
• Ghosts’ N Goblins
• Gradius
• Ice Climber
• Kid Icarus
• Kirby’s Adventure
• Mario Bros.
• Mega Man 2
• Metroid
• Ninja Gaiden
• Pac-Man
• Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
• StarTropics
• 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

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