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It’s-a me, Mario! The SNES Classic brings back your favourite old-school games
Wed, 2nd Aug 2017
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After a long rollercoaster of a wait fans of the SNES Classic can finally pre-order the device.

Ina an official statement on their Facebook page Nintendo announced the console will be available for pre-order later this month, with the first units shipping September 29.

Previous pre-orders of the system sold out within hours, this has lead to Nintendo promising a ‘significant' amount of additional systems.

In the statement, they say, “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers later this month.

“As well as this a significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the calendar year.

In case you are unaware of the SNES is here is a quick rundown of why this is a big deal.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia, and 1993 in South America.

The SNES is Nintendo's second home console, it had introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities other systems at the time could not compare to.

The development of a variety of enhancement chips integrated into game cartridges helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.

The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era, despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America and Europe.

The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and continues to be popular among fans, collectors, retro gamers, and emulation enthusiasts.

It's no surprise why, the console runs some of the most recognisable and cherished gaming titles.

The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the 90's home console, only smaller.

Plus, it comes fully loaded with 21 games. Yoshi, Samus, and the Star Fox crew are all making a return on the system.

Two wired retro Super NES Classic Controllers are included for multiplayer gaming right out of the box.

This means you can challenge you friends in Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter from the get-go.

This system promises a massive trip of nostalgia.