Nintendo Super NES Classic To Follow The NES Classic In Holidays 2017?

Posted: Apr 11 2017, 10:52am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 19 2017, 11:01am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Super NES Classic to Follow the NES Classic in Holidays 2017?

The NES Classic activated the retro gaming hype. Nintendo is seen to double down with a release of the Super NES.

The Nintendo NES Classic was and still is a huge success for Nintendo. Nintendo's release of the original Nintendo Entertainment System is in high demand and hard to find since the launch on November 11 last year.

The $59.99 NES Classic brings gamers back to the 80s. Nintendo is for sure mulling the idea to take gamers back to the 90s with a release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System console. A new Super NES Classic could come as early as Holidays 2017.

Nintendo is already working on the Super NES Classic, accordingt to a rumor that surfaced on April 19. The report, citing sources close to Nintendo, confirms a Holiday 2017 launch.

The Super NES was not as huge as the NES for the Japanese video maker. It sold close to 50 million units during the 90s. Video gamers will remember playing classics as Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI, Donkey Kong Country, Street Fighter II, Star Fox, F-Zero and Super Mario Kart on the original Super NES.

A Japanese video game developer is already ahead of the curve and has released a new game for the original Super NES. Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter by Retroism is available for pre-order on amazon.com for $49.99 and will be released on June 19. Unholy Night is the first new SNES title to be released in decades. It is a 2D Fighting Game developed by former SNK staffers.

The game story revolves around a group of monster hunters who have dedicated their lives to exterminating vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night. Each unique fighter has eight special moves for the player to master as well as super moves that makes use of a three-level meter. When the fighter's health is low, he/she gains bonuses similar to desperation moves from older arcade fighting games.

Gamers who still own a Super NES console can play this new title. Nintendo would be advices to keep the Super NES open and allow third parties to release new cartridges. The NES Classic is closed and comes with the selection of pre-installed games. Hackers opened up the NES Classic to allow to install any NES game on the planet.

A Super NES Classic with cartridges could create a whole new official genre of new 16-bit games. The world is just crazy enough for that to happen, if Nintendo does its part.

To find a Nintendo NES Classic, Target Stores are a good option today according to our Nintendo NES Shopping Guide. The Nintendo Switch is also available at many Target retail outlets today, according to our Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide.

For new buyers, refer to our overview on how to find a Nintendo Switch in stock and how to find Nintendo NES Classic in stock.

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