Nintendo officially announced the Super NES Classic Edition on June 26. The miniature version of the 90s retro Super NES console, dubbed the SNES Classic Edition, will be released next month on September 29, 2017, in Europe and North America and on October 5, 2017 in Japan. People will be able to use the HDMI cable to plug the system into any high-definition TV.

Exclusive games list

The highly anticipated gaming console will come with 21 exciting pre-installed games including the never-before-released “Starfox 2.” The SNES Classic Edition game list also includes:

  • “Donkey Kong Country,”
  • “Contra 3: The Alien Wars,”
  • “Final Fantasy 3,”
  • “F-Zero,”
  • “EarthBound,”
  • “Kirby Super Star,”
  • “Kirby’s Dream Course,”
  • “Mega Man X,”
  • “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,”
  • “Secret of Mana,”
  • “Star Fox,”
  • “Super Castlevania 4,”
  • “Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting,”
  • “Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts,”
  • “Super Mario Kart,”
  • “Super Mario World,”
  • “Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars,”
  • “Super Metroid,”
  • “Yoshi’s Island” and
  • “Super Punch-Out!.”

The SNES Classic Edition will come with two controllers out of the box so, users won’t need to buy a second controller.

The Japanese gaming console maker has announced that the company will continue to re-stock the system throughout the year leading up to Christmas. It still remains unclear if the system will be available for sale in 2018 or not.

Pre-orders might go live this weekend

Notably, Nintendo of America had already assured fans that SNES Classic Mini pre-orders will go live in the U.S. in late August. The gaming console was made available for pre-orders in the UK on the same day it was announced.

While Nintendo has not yet announced when pre-orders for the console will go live in the U.S., a new report coming from the Express claims that the pre-orders for the miniature Super Nintendo will open this weekend, at least according to a Reddit user who posted a thread with the title “Stay alert this weekend”.

For those who are interested in buying the $80 mini gaming system, it would be a wise decision to pre-order it at its original price rather than paying double or even more through resellers. It is expected that the Super NES Classic Edition will turn out to be a high-demand gift in the coming holiday season, so, pre-ordering the gaming system will guarantee that you get it right on time of the holiday season.

Don’t forget to check with major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and GameStop for more SNES Classic Edition pre-order updates.