Rumor: Nintendo to Launch SNES Mini this Year
It was announced by Eurogamer, that sources close to the Nintendo company told them that Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES this year. The SNES mini (may not be the official name) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, according to Eurogamer’s sources.
“Last week, Nintendo explained that it never intended NES mini to be a permanent product. From the company’s perspective, the microconsole was planned as a cool novelty item perfect for Christmas 2016, and the numbers in which it was manufactured and shipped were expected to be enough to suit this goal.
The reality of a SNES mini is certainly exciting – while the NES was unique for being Nintendo’s first home console, the SNES arguably boasts the better software line-up, and a catalogue of classics far more advanced than their NES forebears. Compare The Legend of Zelda on NES to A Link to the Past, for example, or Donkey Kong to Donkey Kong Country.
Other top SNES games from Nintendo include Super Metroid, Super Mario Kart and Super Mario World, as well as Earthbound, Star Fox and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The console also had some of the best RPGs of the era, including Square’s Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana.”
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