Nintendo has some good news for all the retro fans waxing nostalgic over treasured titles from their childhood. Announced via their Facebook page, Nintendo has indicated that the NES Classic Edition will indeed be re-released this year. The date they've set is June 29, about six weeks away.

This makes good on the promise they made that the NES Classic Edition would indeed be returning to retailers in 2018 following rampant fan enthusiasm all around the globe.

As you might remember, the NES Classic Edition was in crazy short supply when it was originally released in 2016. It sold out in a matter of moments and it was nearly impossible for retailers to keep them stocked. They'd get snatched up on Amazon the moment they had stock too.

At least for now, the official product page for the NES Classic Edition is showing the same $60 price point as when it first came out two years ago. I don't anticipate that will change. Nintendo said that the SNES Classic Edition should be available through the end of the year as well.


The NES Classic Edition, as a quick refresher, is a mini console with 30 built-in games, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros., Castlevania, Punch-Out, Balloon Fight, Excitebike, and Tecmo Bowl. The nostalgia train continues this September when Nintendo Switch Online launches this September. The $3.99 monthly subscription service includes online access to 20 classic games.

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