Nintendo will launch brand new hardware this year after all - but not the console you were expecting.

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The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System is a miniature replica of the original NES.

It will launch here in the UK on 11th November, and comes with 30 NES games built in, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and Metroid.

The console comes with a NES-style controller which can also be used when playing Virtual Console games with a Wii or Wii U.

Additional controllers will also be available separately, or you can use a Wii U Classic Controller or Wii Classic Controller Pro.

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Here's the full list of included games:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon 2: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

The console will be powered by USB - and there's a USB cable included, but not a plug.

There's no word on whether you'll be able to download additional games to the device via an internet connection, or if this is your lot.

Today's surprise announcement of the NES Mini comes after the huge success of Pokémon Go - which shows there is a huge interest in gaming nostalgia, and classic characters being enjoyed by a new generation of gamers.

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