Nintendo announces Super Nintendo Classic Edition + Starfox 2

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It was hot across the Internets this morning, with the official announcement made via Nintendo America’s Twitter. The new Super Nintendo Classic Edition, following in the footsteps of the NES classic, will be available later this year.

Super Nitnendo Classic AU Edition

The tiny package will have a small version of the Super Nintendo in a 2 controller wired bundle with the US edition in the Purple and Grey colouring while the Australian and EU edition will sport the more familiar RGBY controller buttons and scheme.

The both versions of the tiny SNES will also come with SNES era games pre-installed including:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Legend of Zelda
  • F-Zero
  • Super Metroid
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Super Punch-Out
  • Castlevania IV
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Mega Man X
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Star Fox
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Contra III
  • Secret of Mana
  • EarthBound
  • Super Ghouls and Ghosts

And unlike the Classic NES, the Super Nintendo has an extra never before released game bringing the total up to 21 with Star Fox 2. Star Fox 2 was completed and originally due to ship in 1995 but was never released because of concerns it would not be able to compete with the 3D capability of the newer 32-bit generation consoles (at the time). Star Fox 2 will also only unlock only after you play the first level of Star Fox.

Official retailers for the SNES Classic will become known closer to the date but expect a better supply than the NES Classic (or Switch at launch), so you will actually be able to get your hands on one without refreshing an online store page constantly or paying scalper level prices on eBay. UPDATE – You can preorder one now via the EB Games website.

The Super Nintendo Classic Edition will be available on 30th of September in Australia with a $119.95 AUD RRP (higher than the NES Classic’s $99 price due to the second controller). Nintendo is also bringing out a USB adapter (without a USB cable) available for purchase that you can use for both your NES Classic and SNES Classic on the same day.

We don’t know about you, but we can foresee many hours of Super Mario World in our future.