Metroid, Zelda II and others join NES Classics
American gamers can look forward to another four helpings of 8-bit gaming this October, Nintendo of America has announced.
Nintendo of America is extending its Classic NES Series offering this October 25th, adding some of the games recently released in Japan to the Game Boy Advance retro label, which consists of ported versions of various titles from the company's 8-bit heyday.
The four new games - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Dr. Mario, Castlevania and Metroid - will be released in the USA on October 25th, and join a line-up in the States that consists of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Excitebike, Ice Climber, Xevious and Bomberman. Classic NES Series titles retail in the US for $19.99, and for £14.99 or equivalent in Europe.
Those eight titles have already been released in Europe, too, alongside a reskinned Game Boy Advance SP unit, and it's certainly possible that the four new additions - all of them special in their own ways, we'd say - will also make the transition, although we probably won't hear about it until the order comes down to Nintendo of Europe from the powers-that-be in Kyoto.
The four new titles were released in Japan on August 10th as part of the third run of Classic NES titles. In Japan the series is known as Famicom Mini, and originally began as a promotion to celebrate the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom's 20th anniversary. Some thirty Famicom Mini titles are now available in Japan, where the series has enjoyed its best sales to date.