Nintendo Shows Off NES Classic at Comic-Con
Alexander Neil / 3 years ago
There are many reasons people visit Comic-con, from panels, to art booths and even cosplay. But this year, there was another interesting piece at the show, with Nintendo’s newly announced NES Classic making it’s debut at the Nintendo-run “play lounge” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The NES Classic news doesn’t stop there either, as Nintendo have also released a trailer online for the device, giving a glimpse into just what classic NES games might look like in HD.
As the original announcement showed, the NES Classic is absolutely tiny compared to the original Nintendo Entertainment System, with one of the original NES controllers being wider than the full unit. It’s not just the hardware that’s slick either, as current screenshots of the NES Classic in action show it outshining even the Virtual Console offerings of many games in terms of graphical fidelity and pixel quality. When compared to PC emulation this is nothing special, but for those used to using the Virtual Console to relieve their classic Nintendo memories, this may be a little surprising.
For those who really want a little piece of 80’s gaming nostalgia in their homes and aren’t fortunate enough to own an original NES (or a TV that it can be connected to), the NES classic could be a solid purchase, although there is a wait. The NES Classic is currently set to launch on November 11th 2016 at a cost of just $59.99.