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Classic Gamers Rejoice! Nintendo is Bringing Back the NES Classic in 2018


If you weren’t quick enough to snag a NES Classic when it first hit shelves, fear not, because Nintendo has announced that it is rescinding its discontinuation of the console and will be returning next year. Adding to this awesomeness, Nintendo has also revealed that the Super NES Classic will go back on its decision to end shipments in 2017 and will instead be shipping consoles to North America through 2018 starting on September 29th of this year.

Launched back in November of 2016, the NES Classic was discontinued in the spring after selling all of its units. However, Nintendo said that the discontinuation would be temporary, stating, “When manufacturing resumes, we will provide information at another time on this homepage.” The company announced via Twitter that Europe will be getting a similar treatment.

The Super NES Classic will feature some of the most renowned video games of all time including The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastSuper Metroid, and Super Mario World. The console will be launched at a suggested retail price of $79.99. The NES Classic will come packaged with 30 games such as Super Mario Bros.Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda.

While we still might have to wait until next summer to get our hands on the NES Classic and SNES Classic, this is still great news for classic gamers who missed out on their first chance to purchase the consoles.

[via Kotaku]

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