The Nintendo NES relaunch is happening this year, much to the surprise and glee old-school gamers. However, some may also wonder just how much of the classic console will still be integrated into the new, mini version.
Probably one of the most iconic game consoles of all time, the new Nintendo Entertainment System or Nintendo NES relaunch will take place this fall, just in time for holiday season. Many are hoping that it will first be unveiled at the upcoming 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
According to The Verge, the highly anticipated console will officially be called the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. It will be a smaller version of the old one, with a conventional rectangular gamepad that every 80s-90s kid would be familiar with.
Aside from its more compact size, what makes the Nintendo NES mini more innovative is the controller?s ability to be connected to the Wii Remote for virtual consoles game on Wii and Wii U.
The advent of high definition TVs has also led Nintendo to integrate the technology into the revamped console. HDMI port and HDMI cables will be included in each device so that gamers can plug directly onto HD televisions for a more optimum gaming experience.
The NES Classic Controller will also connect to a Wii Remote and can be used on the Wii or Wii U to enjoy games in Nintendo?s repository of old NES classics in its Virtual Console.
As for those who so dearly remember the classic game cartridges that are slid onto the old NES consoles, the new version will not have a port for this. This is because the NES Classic Edition will already have 30 built-in games. Among the pre-installed titles are Mario Brothers, Pac Man, Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Final Fantasy, Galaga, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda, among others.
On the downside, it has been reported that the miniature console can only hold a maximum of 30 gamers, thereby restricting titles that are downloaded from the internet.
With all the excitement surrounding the Nintendo NES Classic, some have pointed out that it is possible for the company to have been influenced by the public?s reaction to Pokemon GO.
The augmented reality game based on a hit 90s anime was launched earlier this month and has reportedly made Nintendo $7.5 billion dollars within just two days into its launch.
Will the Nintendo NES relaunch also be a hit? What about the classic console are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!