NES Classic to return to stores in June

Nintendo has announced the re-release of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition.

It's actually more puzzling to imagine that Nintendo didn't have that many "NES mini" consoles made in the first place. Nintendo did promise that the mini retro console would be coming back in 2018, and now it has a date. This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year. The deal was part of a one-off limited edition run for Nintendo, who has devoted most of their time to their new Switch system.

Nintendo's updated warranty terms say that the warranty would be void only if the product is damaged or the software of the device has been modded, compared to before when any tampering would void the warranty.

The NES Classic will still cost $60 and will likely be available through all the major retailers that sold it previously (except Toys R Us, RIP). For example, the NES Classic, although loved, was criticised for only having 30 games.

Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Soccer, Tennis, Balloon Fight and Dr Mario also feature.

The £17.99/$19.99 a year service will offer some free NES games (with more to be added in future), as well cloud saves and access to online multiplayer.

Regarding its price, Nintendo of America confirmed that it will remain the same as in the original release and the official site confirms that the NES Classic will have a suggested price of $59.99 Dollars.

As such, the Jump Famicom Mini (as we're dubbing it) will come pre-loaded with 20 games based on popular manga that graced the magazine's pages. The games also work with the NES Virtual Console games on Wii U.

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  • Leon Brazil