Nintendo has its eyes on the past and the current when it comes to advancing its future. Capitalizing on the overwhelming success of its new Pokémon Go smartphone game, the video game company announced Thursday it was planning to release an updated, smaller version of one of its signature gaming consoles — the Nintendo NES.
Talk about a Throwback Thursday.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition console will include 30 games already built in, the Verge reported. So unlike decades ago when the initial version was released, there won't be any need for cartridges. The NES mini can be connected to a TV with an HDMI cable and is compatible with the Wii gaming system, another of Nintendo's creations.
The NES mini is expected to retail for $59.99 and will be go on sale in November, according to the Verge.
The Pokémon Go craze has seen Nintendo's shares spike by more than 50 percent, the BBC reported. The release of the new NES system could resonate with a demographic that may have felt alienated by the growing crop of modern video games that have become so popular in the recent past. If that's the case, Nintendo may be able to add to their resurgence.
Here is a full list of all the games included in the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, courtesy of the Verge:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts'N Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby's Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- 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