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Nintendo's 'SNES Classic' Announced, Includes Star Fox 2 and 20 More Games

Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic Edition, another miniaturized plug-and-play console pre-loaded with a host of games from its 16-bit era. To sweeten the pot this time, the line-up includes some rare and never-released games.

It will come loaded with 21 games in all–venerated Nintendo classics like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario World right alongside third-party games like Mega Man X, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 3. For fans of game history, the SNES Classic includes Star Fox 2, the sequel that was developed but never actually released during the SNES era. 

SNES Classic will launch on September 29 for $79.99. It will also come with not one but two Super NES styled controllers, to accommodate the two-player games included in the set like Contra 3: The Alien Wars and Street Fighter 2.

We had previously heard rumors of the SNES Classic Edition, which we concluded made sense as the explanation for Nintendo's plan to discontinue the wildly successful NES Classic. Now we know it was true. Check below for the full line-up of games:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • 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
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