Nintendo announces retro console sequel

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Buoyed by the success of the NES Classic Edition in 2016, Nintendo will do it again in 2017—this time using its Super NES video-game console.

The video-game giant announced plans to release a mini Super NES Classic Edition video-game console Sept. 29, 2017, that comes preloaded with 21 games.

As with its predecessor, the new console is about the size of a hand. However, the Super NES Classic Edition console will cost $80 and include two controllers. (The NES Classic Edition, which cost $60 and included one controller, reportedly sold out its entire 1.5 million run in 2016.)

This time, Nintendo is dangling an additional carrot in front of retro gamers: One of the 21 games will be “Star Fox 2,” which was completed during the original Super Nintendo era but never was released. Other classic titles include: “Donkey Kong Country,” “Final Fantasy III,” “Super Mario Kart,” “Super Mario World” and “Super Metroid.”