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Nintendo wants players to turn back time with the NES Mini

In a blast from the past, Nintendo has announced plans to bring back the NES in bite-sized form this November

Chris Kerr, News Editor

July 14, 2016

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Newsbrief: In a blast from the past, Nintendo has announced plans to bring back the NES this November. 

Dubbed the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, the revamped NES is an ultra-compact reimagining of the classic '80s console that features HDMI support.

The system will come bundled with 30 built-in classics, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Kirby's Adventure. 

There's no word yet on whether developers will be able to create new experiences for the bite-sized box, but Nintendo has confirmed the mini NES controller can be used to play Virtual Console NES games on the Wii U or Wii. 

Co-op play can also be enabled by plugging in another NES mini gamepad or Wii classic controller. The system will hit shelves on November 11, and will retail for $60.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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