Andrew Webster, writing for The Verge:
Today the company announced what it’s calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your TV via a HDMI cable, and it also includes a controller designed to work just like the iconic rectangular NES gamepad. (The new controller will also connect to a Wii Remote, so that you can use it to play Virtual Console games on a Wii or Wii U.)
Some highlights from the game list:
- Balloon Fight
- Dr. Mario
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mega Man 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- The Legend of Zelda
The NES Classic Edition will be available November 11 for $59.99 and extra controllers will be sold for around $10.
The most exciting part about this announcement, for me, is that these NES Controllers can be plugged into the bottom of the Wii Remote. That means you’ll be able to use them to play Virtual Console games on the Wii and Wii U. I expect I’ll pick up a pair of these so my wife and I can use them to play classic Mario games on our Wii U.