Nintendo is launching a Super NES Classic in September

USA TODAY - The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is getting the "NES Classic" treatment.

Nintendo announced Monday its plans to launch the Super NES Classic on September 29 for $79.99, following up the massive holiday success of last year's NES Classic.

The miniature console will have 21 games pre-loaded on to the device, including F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid, and the never-before-released Star Fox 2.

The device will also include two wireless SNES controllers.

"While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement.

Last year, Nintendo launched the NES Classic, a mini version of its original Nintendo Entertainment System, and it quickly became one of the holiday's hottest gifts. The $60 device immediately sold out, prompting users to list the console on eBay for up to $500.

In November, Nintendo said it was working hard to keep up with demand. However, in a surprise move, Nintendo announced in April it was discontinuing the device.

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