Nostalgia is something everyone can relate to no matter the interests you have. We all can relate to the warm feeling of experiencing something that captured our minds in a powerful. For many folks in video games, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is perhaps one of the most important or memorable pieces of hardware in gaming’s history.

NES Classic Edition will have a trio of unique display modes and games can be saved at any point thanks to Suspend Points. Nintendo also confirmed original game manuals will be viewable after you scan “an on-screen QR code with a smart device.”

If you haven’t heard though, Nintendo has made plans to resell the NES in the form of NES Classic Edition. The company has confirmed the system will re-launch this Nov. 11 for $59.99 and will include 30 NES classics like Super Mario Bros.Metroid and The Legend of Zelda. 

The NES Classic Edition will also have a replica of the system’s original controller, which can conveniently be used with the NES Virtual Console on Wii U or Wii. The past will also look even better with sharper images thanks to HDMI support. Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser spoke about the upcoming re-relase of NES Classic Edition.

“Be the cool dad, mom, aunt, uncle or best friend by gifting someone this holiday season with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. This perfectly sized stocking stuffer could produce the same level of excitement that people felt over 30 years ago when they received the original NES as kids,” Bowser said.

The home menu will actually be the hub for the NES Classic Edition and from there you will be able to get into all 30 NES classics. You can also change up settings from the main hub, and a simple press of the Select button will sort games “by title, two-player games, recently played games, number of times played, release date and publisher.”

So you may be wondering about the three display modes, but those have been added to create the most authentic experience possible. “With the CRT filter, a scan-line effect is added to the screen to give everything that oh-so-retro look and feel. 4:3 is a sharp, clean look that adheres to the original aspect ratio used by the NES. And when playing in Pixel Perfect mode, every pixel is shown as a perfect square, providing the most accurate representation of the games as they were originally designed,” Nintendo wrote.

Hardcore retro gamers might not be totally psyched about Suspend Points for saving at any point of a game, but Nintendo believes it will help you save time. Gamers can press the Reset button to return to the game’s home menu. From there, you can “save a suspend point,” which allows you to begin playing later from that same point in the game. There is a max of four Suspend Points for each game.

NES Classic Edition will debut this coming Nov. 11, and Nintendo has more information on the retro release here. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Nintendo.


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