Nintendo NES Classic Edition Due Soon
Customers are always keen for nostalgia. Whether its old magazines or TV shows, people love walking down the memory lane. There have been TV reboots of 80s classics and repackaging of old video games of the 90s in the recent past. And amid all that nostalgia, Nintendo has managed to throw some surprise. After years in wilderness, the Japanese gaming giant is back and is likely to take the world of technology by storm. Following the huge global success of Pokemon Go, Nintendo is slated to launch the NX system in the next six to 12 months. But in between all these, the company announced the release of the Classic NES edition, a re-release of the 8-bit NES, the console that started it all.
To the uninitiated, the Classic Edition will be a remake of the first Nintendo Entertainment System that was a rage in the 80s. The re-release would be different in a few ways. First, it won’t use the gaming cartridge like the original Nintendo. For those of you who were yet to be born back then, cartridges were storage disks that contained the games. You had to insert the cartridge into a console to load the game. It will be on-board storage this time from where the games will be loaded. Second, the new edition will be smaller than the original. Apart from these the Nintendo NES Classic will look like an exact replica of its earlier version.
The NES Classic Edition will have 30 pre-installed games. These include Bubble Bobble, Balloon Fight, Castlevania, Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Dr Mario, Final Fantasy, Galaga, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, and others. Nintendo hasn’t yet revealed whether customers can add more games to the system. Old timers would recall playing Pro Wrestling, Duck Hunt, RC Pro-Am, MIGHTY Contra, and Double Dribble that are not part of the new version. All these were superhits back in the 80s and are reportedly not part of the new system.
The NES Classic Edition has no internet connectivity, and so downloading games won’t be possible. Neither does it have any ports that allow installing new games from external devices.
The NES Classic Edition controller will look similar to its original version. Yes, the rectangular object with the D pad, the start and select, and the A and B buttons. Even the connectivity is the same. The classic edition will have one controller, while another one can be bought separately and plugged in for dual play. The controller will have an HDMI interface and cable so that connecting to modern TVs isn’t a problem. But it can’t connect to the TV sets of the 80’s although not many homes have these TVs now.
The Nintendo NES Classis Edition is slated for an 11th November release. The company has only announced the US price of the game: $59.99. That’s about £45.00 today. For the 80s video gaming enthusiasts, the NES Classic Edition would be the ultimate trip down memory lane. Are you nostalgic yet? Let us know in comments below!
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by techtalks @TechTalks August 9, 2016 5:36 AM UTC