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:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
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.