Rumors of a follow-up to the successful-yet-underproduced NES Classic Edition spread across the internet this past April. Yesterday, Nintendo confirmed them to be true with the grand reveal of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition.

SUPER NES CLASSIC EDITION NEWS

Akin to its predecessor, the package will come pre-installed with some of the defining games of its era, with 21 in total. Nintendo’s titles make up the majority of the list, although Square Enix, Capcom and Konami contributed some of their work as well. These are the games that will be included:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI)
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!! 
  • Yoshi’s Island

While concentrating the Super Nintendo’s catalog into 21 games is a daunting task, I believe it’s a strong list. Of course, the most eye-catching choice is Star Fox 2, a title that heretofore was never officially released. It will need to be unlocked before you can play it, although you only need to clear the first level in the original to do so. If you’re curious, Japan’s roster of games will be slightly different.

The following components will also come bundled in the package:

  • an HDMI cable
  • a USB charging cable with an AC adapter
  • two wired Super NES Classic Controllers

You can play with super power on September 29, and Nintendo’s second plug-and-play will retail for $79.99. Nintendo assured us that more units of this throwback will be produced than last year’s NES miniature. However, their wording implies production of the Super NES Classic Edition will cease by the end of this year.