Posted by marc July 14, 2016

An officially sanctioned, HDMI-enabled machine that plays NES ROMs? Yup, sold. Nintendo have just announced the NES Classic Edition, which looks like a miniature NES and plugs into your TV via HDMI. 30 games are included, all of which - except for Castlevania II - are great games. Surprisingly, several third parties like Konami and Capcom have signed on and contributed games to the lineup. How good the image quality is, considering NES graphics were designed for blurry CRT TVs, is something to look out for, but I'd imagine latency would be low since analog-to-digital conversion won't be an issue. The best news here is the controller. From the looks of it, this thing is the same size and shape as the original NES controller, except it uses the Wii Nunchuck connector to plug into the system. This hopefully means you can plug these into a Wii Remote to play some Virtual Consoles games like they were meant to by played. Pre-orders aren't up yet, but a release date of November 11 has been announced, so keep your eyes peeled. This could turn into a must-have for X-mas 2016.

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