A few months ago Nintendo announced that they were ending production of the very popular Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition. Since then there has been much speculation that the company would announce another mini-console of the successor to the NES, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Snes). Now, the Japanese video game giant has finally revealed all the details on the mini-SNES after officially announcing the console via Twitter.

What we know about the mini-SNES

Nintendo announced that the Super NES Classic Edition will be launching worldwide on September 29th at a price of $79.99.

It will function just like its predecessor did, as it will let gamers easily play all retro-games that come with the console on high-definition televisions. This is due to that fact that it will come with an HDMI connection. One improvement over the mini-NES is that this system will come with two controllers. The mini-SNES will also come with 21 games, which includes the surprise addition of the previously unreleased "Star Fox 2," the sequel to the original classic on the SNES.

What other games will be part of the mini-SNES?

The other twenty games coming with the mini-SNES are all classic games that are some of the best to have been on the console. Naturally, Mario is most heavily featured with three games, "Super Mario World," "Super Mario Kart," and "Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars." There are also two of the aforementioned Star Fox games and two Kirby games, "Kirby Super Star" and "Kirby's Dream Course."

Other games featuring classic Nintendo characters are also bundled, like "Donkey Kong Country," "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past," "Super Metroid," and "Yoshi's Island." Rounding out the rest of the games are "Contra III: Alien Wars," " EarthBound," "Final Fantasy III," "F-ZERO," "Mega Man X," "Secret of Mana," "Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting," "Super Castlevania IV," "Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts," and "Super Punch Out."

Will Nintendo make this console easier to buy?

When the mini-NES launched last November it was popular and sold very well. One of the major problems with it was that it was notoriously difficult to find because of its limited stock.

Naturally, this left a lot of consumers frustrated in their effort to purchase one and non-retailer prices online ballooned due to this limited availability. Most consumers are likely hoping that this will not happen again.