Reports were circling earlier this year, but we now finally have confirmation of the return of a Nintendo classic.
Back in April, a report on Eurogamer claimed Nintendo was planning to give the SNES the Mini treatment for release this year.
Unnamed sources said at the time that Nintendo had already started developing the console, with a target launch set for before Christmas.
That has turned out to be true, with Nintendo today confirming that the Super Nintendo Classic will be released in America and Europe on September 29.
What’s more, the in-build games list of 21 titles will feature the previously unreleased Star Fox 2.
Star Fox 2 was an unreleased Super Nintendo game that was initially intended to be a direct sequel of 1993’s Star Fox. The game was being developed by Argonaut Games and Nintendo, with the latter intending to publish the game.
It was initially scheduled to launch in 1995, but Nintendo cancelled it due to the impending launch of the Nintendo 64 in Japan in 1996. Despite the game’s cancellation, it was mostly finished, with a number of Japanese ROMs floating about the internet, making it easily accessible. It’s clear that Nintendo has patched the game to offer English translation, or perhaps used one of the many fantastic fan translations floating about the internet.
Here’s the full list of games coming bundled in with the Super Nintendo Classic. No word yet on price or Australian release date, so we’ll keep you up to date.
- Contra III: Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- 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