Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom Announced For Japan
Earlier today it was announced that North America and Europe would be receiving the Super NES Classic Edition on September 29 with 21 games built-in. Japan was strangely quiet until tonight, when official word came down that they would be getting the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom on October 5, also with 21 games, albeit with slight differences.
To be clear, they are receiving the same set of games except five. They are gaining: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Super Formation Soccer, Panel de Pon (Tetris Attack), and Fire Emblem III. Of course, that means they lose five games that we’re getting. The ones removed are: Super Castlevania IV, Super Punch-Out!!, Earthbound (Mother 2), Kirby’s Dream Course, and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting.
Also revealed was how the controllers are attaching to the system. We were confused earlier today when all of the pictures of the Super NES Classic Edition showed the original style controller connectors, but the official site mentioned they’d hook up with the same connectors as the Classic Controllers do (and the NES Classic controllers). It turns out that the entire front panel pulls down to reveal the true controller connections! Pretty cool. Also, Japan doesn’t appear to be getting the shaft this time around with ultra small controllers. They look like actual full-sized Super Famicom controllers this go round.
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