Yes, The NES Classic Edition Is a Real Thing

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NES Classic Edition box art

Twitter is a fickle mistress. Things get tweeted and removed, accounts get compromised, stuff happens. This has all served to make me incredibly skeptical. (But who am I kidding? I can’t blame my skepticism solely on Twitter!)

Still, when I noticed a particularly odd tweet from the official Nintendo of America account this AM, I was intrigued but unconvinced. And then the inevitable announcement email rolled into my inbox.

Yes, while we won’t be seeing the long-rumored NX this holiday season, this November 11th will see the release of this spectacular blast from the past.

Priced at $59.99, the NES Classic is a miniature replica of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System. While it, sadly, doesn’t appear to support classic cartridges, it does come bundled with a single NES Classic controller (a second controller can be purchased for $9.99 or your existing Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro can also be used), an HDMI cable for output directly to your high-def television, and a selection of 30 fantastic onboard titles:

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™

So, what are your thoughts on this unexpected throwback console? Suffice it to say that Team GeekDad is pretty excited, and we’ll be sharing pre-order information as soon as it becomes available.

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