According to Eurogamer, a SNES Classic Edition (or SNES Mini) is going to be launched in time for Christmas of this year and is currently in development. There is no word yet what games will be on this new mini or if it will correct the same issues the NES mini had. Such as the severe manufacturing shortage and far too short cables.
This comes not too long after Nintendo announced that they had discontinued production of the NES mini. The reasoning given at the time was that the latter was not originally intended to be a “long-term product.”
Though that might still be true, it seems clear that Nintendo is once more running the nostalgia money-making machine. Especially if they continue the appearance of production shortage, demand will remain high for any of these “mini”‘s that they make. Not unlike when Disney opens their “vault.”
As far as games go, I imagine Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario, Final Fantasy IV, and Kirby will be among the titles. SNES, if I recall, was the point when video games were gaining a bit more attention beyond Pac Man. Thus, a lot of the titles we love so dearly had a much better run on this system.
Link to the Past, for example, has been heralded as one of the best Zelda games of all time. Though that spot is currently being contested by Breath of the Wild, as the new game takes quite a few elements from Link to the Past and builds on them.
Which games do you hope to see on the SNES mini? Will you be queuing up to buy it? Let us know in the comments below!