Riding high on the overnight success of Pokémon Go, Nintendo on Thursday announced yet another move bound to tickle gamers’ nostalgia bones: It’s releasing a slimmed-down version of its classic Nintendo Entertainment System along with dozens of old-school games.
The NES Classic Edition, as it’s called, will be available on Nov. 11 for $59.99 — just in time for this year’s holiday season. It includes games like Castlevania, Mario Bros. and Metroid, among others, as well as a controller made to look just like the original NES pad. An HDMI cable means it’ll work with modern TV sets without any clunky adapters. (Extra controllers will run you another $9.99.)
“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime in a statement. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”
Here’s the full list of games included with the NES Classic Edition:
Long in the doldrums, Nintendo’s stock has gotten a tremendous shot in the arm this week from the success of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that, while developed by Google spinoff Niantic, leans heavily on Nintendo intellectual property.