It took a false start and a backlog of cancelled pre-orders, but none of that matters anymore, because the SNES Classic Edition -- the sequel console to the discontinued, wildly successful NES Classic -- will officially be available for pre-order before the end of the month, Nintendo confirmed on Tuesday.
Cue the applause of nostalgia-heads and video game nerds everywhere. For anyone super pumped to play classic SNES games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox, and its as-yet-unreleased sequel Star Fox 2, this is incredible news. Nintendo announced the news on Facebook:
“We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month,” the company posted. Following the pre-orders, it officially goes on sale in brick-and-mortar stores and online on September 29, its official release date.