The Nintendo NES Classic Edition was arguably one of this year?s must-have devices. By the time the holiday season rolled in, it became more and more challenging to get one.
Given its success worldwide, rumors are rife that a new version of the retro SNES console will be released this 2017.
Twitter leak of the SNES Classic Edition?
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit home video game console released in the 1990s. More popularly known as SNES, it was first rolled out in Japan and South Korea.
Speculations about its reincarnation came out recently. This is due to a patent application that was leaked on Twitter. It showed an image of the Super Nintendo controller.
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Furthermore, 2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of the SNES? release in the UK. This could be one of the main reasons for Nintendo to re-create it.
SNES return more feasible after NES Classic Edition?s release?
Trusted Reviews pointed out that SNES games take up only a little more memory compared to the NES Classic Edition.
The similar architecture of the two devices is expected to make it easier for Nintendo to recreate the SNES. For the most part, they would just need to focus on its casing.
Because of this, it would make sense for Nintendo to release the vintage device?s 2017 version in the next couple of months.
Leaked application not related to re-release?
However, some gamers pointed out that there are other possible explanations for the now-viral image of the SNES controller.
Some said that it is possible for Nintendo to apply for its trademark simply to protect the company. This is due to the recent surge in third-party knockoffs. Most of them came out this holiday season amid the market?s clamor for NES Classic consoles.
It is also possible that Nintendo will only re-release the peripheral to be used on the Virtual Console.
Some also pointed out that releasing an SNES remake will divert the attention from the Switch, which is slated to be unveiled next fall.
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