Nintendo SNES Classic reportedly in production for Christmas 2017 release

Posted April 20, 2017

It would be a real treat if this retro console re-release becomes an annual tradition from Nintendo. Now, the company is selling a Mini version of its Super Nintendo following the same formula.

According to Eurogamer, Nintendo has already started the development of SNES mini. That said, I'm not sure I buy this bizarre-sounding notion that the NES Classic was discontinued to make room for a classic SNES. Whatever Nintendo thought was enough for the NES Classic, they'll need triple this time. So hopefully the Mini SNES will offer up the superior American versions of the games instead. Now, it seems like the SNES Mini is next in line to bring back some of the nostalgia again for the holiday season.

No SNES Classic release date is available at this time, though Eurogamer says Nintendo is planning to release it before Christmas. But Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Donkey Kong Country were arguably far better games.

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If you weren't able to purchase the NES Classic Edition prior to its discontinuation, we feel your pain.

The price and the included games are still not known and Nintendo has not confirmed anything.

Luckily, those who didn't score a mini NES haven't lost all luck. The SNES refresh is expected to follow suit with the same structural form. Now Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic in Europe as well. Earlier today, we saw that Nintendo had officially closed production of the classic NES mini worldwide, meaning anyone looking to get their hands on one will most likely need to go through scalpers. It's unclear what games might appear on the purported SNES Classic Edition, but if it's legit you can bet that the trio above will be part of that console's lineup. Maybe Super Metroid, or Chrono Trigger?