Nintendo has officially confirmed that a SNES Classic is on its way, due for release on Friday, 29th September 2017. The mini system is a follow-up to the wildly successful NES Classic and features 21 games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. It’s up for pre-order for £79.99 in the UK from Amazon UK or £69.99 from Nintendo currently.
Where to pre-order the Super Nintendo Classic
In the UK:
- £69.99 from Nintendo Store UK
- £79.99 from Amazon UK (£77.99 for Prime members)
- £69.99 from Smyths
- £79.99 from GAME
In the US:
Like its predecessor, the Nintendo Classic Mini, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition is a miniature replica of the classic SNES system with HDMI inputs. This time, however, the tiny console comes with a pair of wired controllers, meaning two-player games are ready the minute you open the box.
Additionally, this console will be the first time Star Fox 2 has seen any kind of official release from Nintendo, as the game was in development way back in the mid-90s and was subsequently cancelled to make room for the Nintendo 64 iteration of the franchise – Star Fox 64.
The Super Nintendo Classic Edition will release on Friday 29th September 2017 and retail for $79.99. We’ll be adding pre-order links just as soon as they become available for the UK and US and keeping track of prices to bring you the absolute cheapest options available.
The 21 games that come pre-loaded on the SNES Classic are:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars™
- Donkey Kong Country™
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby™ Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course™
- The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
- Mega Man® X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox™
- Star Fox™ 2
- 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™
Needless to say, this list puts the SNES Classic firmly in the “packed full of absolute classics” region of things. At this time, there’s no word on availability, however, but surely since the Nintendo Classic Mini was sold out almost instantly, it’s highly likely that the SNES Classic will see the same fate. Fingers crossed that Nintendo will see fit to make far more stock of this console than they did of the previous one.
More information can be found on this link right here but for now, it’s good to know that this thing exists. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for pre-order information and will get this post updated as soon as we have anything to share.
Here’s what the UK/European model looks like:
Here’s what the US model looks like: