It seemed inevitable after the insanely successful [and regrettably short-lived] launch of the NES Classic Edition, but for a while we had only rumors that Nintendo would be launching an SNES successor to the mini “plug-and-play” styled console.

Now, it’s official. In a surprise announcement minutes ago the rumors were put to rest with the reveal of the SNES Classic Edition.

Not only will you be able to play twenty classic SNES games such as A Link to the Past this September, but the mini console will include the never-before-released Star Fox 2, making the SNES Classic the first time the game has been available anywhere. That alone may be worth the $79.99 price. The other games include:

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

Europeans will be receiving the same selection of games, however their console will have the more “superior” design, as Nibel on Twitter put it.

The question on everyone’s minds (aside from whether or not to import the European version) is, Will the SNES Classic Edition suffer from the same stock issues? The NES Classic Edition was released in November and sold out almost instantly, never to be restocked before its discontinuation. We can only hope Nintendo isn’t looking for a quick push for sales this time around, and will have plenty of stock available at least through to the end of the holiday shopping season.

Are you already making plans to pick up an SNES Classic? Let us know!

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