Out of the rumor mill and into the speculation machine, am I right? After what was considered to be a business faux pas last week by canceling the NES Classic Edition and suspending the Famicom Mini, Nintendo is apparently hard at work on developing a mini version of the SNES for the holidays.
The news was broken this morning by Eurogamer, who said that sources close to the company revealed to them that the SNES was in production and slated for a holiday release in 2017, and it alludes that the cancellation of the NES Classic Edition was to put those resources into the SNES version, which will probably be the same plug-and-play system as the last one. No details yet over which games will be included or how many at this time, but if it’s like the last one, you can assume it will be a combination of games made by Nintendo and third-party classic. Here’s hoping for Earthbound, Secret Of Mana, Final Fantasy III and Street Fighter II to be added to that list. What do you think about this? Was it wise to cancel one to work on another?