While we’ll be left waiting for the Codename NX until early 2017, Nintendo has a much more old-school system in the works for this year’s holiday season. The NES Classic Edition was announced via the official Nintendo Twitter feed and will come preloaded with 30 beloved games of the 8-bit era. The system has been shown on all of Nintendo’s official Twitter feeds, such as their Spanish, French, and Russian accounts, suggesting a global release.
While the new system is designed after the original Nintendo Entertainment System, it will not actually be able to play old NES cartridges. Instead, the machine will have a selection of games preloaded onto it that can be readily played after plugging it in. Many of the games included will be classic first-party games including the Super Mario trilogy, the first two Legend of Zelda games, Metroid, Excitebike, and StarTropics.
It will also feature a variety of third-party titles, including Pac-Man, Mega Man 2, Final Fantasy, Double Dragon II, the first two Castlevania games, and Tecmo Bowl. You can check out the full list of games here. The system isn’t designed for internet access or external media, so these 30 will be the only games you’ll be able to play with the system.
There have been plenty of preloaded consoles in the past, some with dubious legality, but rarely has a major developer like Nintendo delved into such a concept. SNK Playmore released a handheld version of their Neo Geo console called the Neo Geo X in 2012, but infamously ran into trouble with their manufacturer. While the Classic Mini seems like an easy ticket for printing money, but there is a fair share of potential mishaps that could harm it. Given Nintendo’s recent problems with supplying hardware like amiibos and the Gamecube controller adapter, there’s a chance that Nintendo may see this as nothing more than a collector’s item and understock it.
The NES Classic Edition is set to release on November 11th later this year for $60. It will include one NES Controller and will be compatible with the Wii Classic Controller and Wii Classic Controller Pro. Will you be picking one up yourself? What NES titles do you wish had been included? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
Peter Sjöstrand is a graphic designer and YouTuber who usually posts animated or gameplay videos and he posted earlier today a video which directs people’s attention to the already extraordinary Shenmue III kickstarter campaign that has surpassed 4.7 Million already.
Peter commented on the release of the video by saying that he chose two of his most beloved games and decided to mix them together.
“If you’re wondering why I decided to mix the two, it’s because we’re a couple of guys who have been working on a Mega Man fangame for a couple of years, so we’re using our Facebook page that we set up for that game to help promote the campaign.”
The video features Ryo and his enemy, Lan Di but in a Mega Man themed environment. It looks pretty cool and offers an ending to Ryo’s adventure but I won’t tell you, watch for yourself:
Shenmue III is expected to release in 2017 and its Kickstarter campaign only has 5 days left to go. ( Credit: NeoGAF and Gameinformer )
Mighty No. 9
The movie is based upon the legendary robot, Mega Man’s newest game coming in September, Mighty No.9. The movie is from Legendary Digital Media, Contradiction Films and Comcept.
Comcept’s CEO and the responsible for Mighty No.9‘s existence, Keiji Inafune, commented on the collaboration between Legendary Digital with Contradiction as a “really amazing” duo.
“The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live-action project based on Mighty No. 9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project,” said Inafune.
“This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams.”
Mighty No.9 is set to launch on September 18 for almost every platform there is while the movie still hasn’t gotten any details on its release. Tell us what you think of a Mega Man based movie and if you will be willing to watch it.
Mighty No. 9 is considered a “Mega Man spiritual successor” made by its creator itself. After breaking crowdfunding records with the game, which is due to release on September 15th on North America and September 18th on Europe, Keiji Inafune and Comcept turns to Kickstarter once again. The new project will also be… a spiritual successor to Mega Man! Named Red Ash, the new game is not inspired by the 2D series, but the open-world adventure Mega Man Legends.
Similarities between Mighty No. 9 and Red Ash don’t stop there, as both protagonists are called Beck and can get different kinds of weapons in their left arm. Aside from these similarities, Inafune and team intend to create a gigantic anime-like world, mixing elements from action-adventure games and RPG in a near-future setting.
Comcept is asking for $800,00 to fund the project and in just three days they gathered around $260,000. The numbers are quite low compared to Mighty No. 9, that got $950,000 in funding on its first day. Alongside the game, a Red Ash anime by Studio 4° C also has a project, asking for $150,000 on funding.
One of the explanations for Red Ash not attracting a lot of buzz from players come from the July 4th holiday during this weekend, according to GameInformer. Also, players must be skeptical with the project since Mighty No. 9 still wasn’t released yet, which makes sense for a consumer’s point of view, but not that much for a developer studio that work in different projects at the same time. We believe Red Ash probably will hit its objective but won’t get all stretch goals as its predecessor had.