Nintendo to roll out new NES with original games

Nintendo to roll out new NES with original games
The NES Classic Edition, Nintendo's mini-replica of the 1980s system, will be available Nov. 11, according to the company. (Source: Business Wire/Nintendo of America)
The NES Classic Edition, Nintendo's mini-replica of the 1980s system, will be available Nov. 11, according to the company. (Source: Business Wire/Nintendo of America)
Instead of cartridges, the NES Classic Edition comes preloaded with 30 of the most popular games from the original Nintendo run. (Source: Business Wire/Nintendo of America)
Instead of cartridges, the NES Classic Edition comes preloaded with 30 of the most popular games from the original Nintendo run. (Source: Business Wire/Nintendo of America)

(RNN) - Nintendo announced Thursday it is bringing back a version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

The NES Classic Edition, a mini-replica of the 1980s system, will be available Nov. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99, according to the company. Instead of cartridges, it comes preloaded with 30 of the most popular games from the original's run.

Included among them are icons like Super Mario Bros. 1 through 3 and the original Mario Bros., as well as The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Excitebike, Mega Man 2, Metroid and Ninja Gaiden are some of the other classics (full list here).

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"We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo's original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President and COO. "The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers."

The system comes with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter and one controller. NES Classic Controllers will also be sold separately for $9.99, Nintendo said.

The NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system, when connected to a Wii remote.

The gaming company has been on a hot streak, thanks to the worldwide takeover of Pokemon Go. The No. 1 app raised the company's stock price $9 billion by Monday, and it has been downloaded nearly 8 million times in the U.S.

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