Nintendo (NASDAQ: NTDOY) announced new features and in-game options for its upcoming NES Classic Edition on a new trailer. The home video game console is a miniature replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
In July 2016, Nintendo announced it would bring back the NES. First released in Japan as the Family Computer (Famicom) in 1983, it almost single-handedly revived video game industry after the Atari shock in the United States.
The Atari shock was the video game equivalent to the Great Recession. It lasted from 1983 to 1985, year in which the Famicom arrived in the US under the name of Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES is one best-selling gaming console of all time with 61.91 million units sold worldwide.
With the NES, the Japanese company kickstarted licensing of third-party developers for them to produce and distribute games for Nintendo’s platform. NES came alongside Super Mario Bros., which became one of the best-selling video games of all times as well.
The Famicom Mini includes game save, and retro look
In the trailer published today, Nintendo showcased several new details about the NES Classic Edition. One of them is the hub of the system.
Called HOME Menu, it helps players locate games by pressing the Select button. There, they can sort games by title, type, recently played, played release date, and publisher.
Additionally, the new NES offers players Suspend Points for them to save the game at any point. They only have to press the console’s Reset button to go back to the HOME Menu and save a Suspend Point.
Gamers can save four Suspend Points per title. In the original NES games, players had to endlessly search for save spots and enter long passwords to able to pick up right where they had left off. All other aspects of the console have remained untouched.
Ness Classic Box content, games, release date, and price
The NES Classic Edition package includes an HDMI cable, and a controller hardwired into the console. Similar to the original NES controller, it can connect to the Wii and Wii U to play Virtual Console titles. Additional controllers will be sold separately for $9.99.
Based upon software emulation, the NES Classic Edition now supports two-player modes comes with 30 built-in games, including Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby’s Adventure, Castlevania, Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and more.
Nintendo’s NES remake will hit US stores on November 11 with an introductory price of $59.99. The console will also come bundled with Prima Games’ book Playing with Power: Nintendo NES Classics.
Source: The Verge