Don’t panic, but in its effort to solidify their stranglehold on video game entertainment, Nintendo is rereleasing the NES.
That’s right, folks: a revamped version of the classic system, billed as the “Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition,” will be hitting American stores on November 11, 2016. Finally, nostalgia that also permits you to avoid speaking to all those pesky relatives. The system won’t permit you to use your old NES cartridges, and it’s unclear that there will be any way of reloading games onto the system. However, it does come preloaded with 30 of the NES’s greatest hits. Castlevania I and II, Metroid, Super Mario Bros., the NES version of Final Fantasy, the Legend of Zelda, and more will all be available on the new-old system.
The NES Classic will jack into your TV via HDMI cable; you can use the NES pad (one of which comes with the game; you can purchase another separately for $9.99 if you like), the Classic Controller, or the Classic Controller Pro. This piece of nostalgia nouveau will run you $59.99.