COUNCIL CHRONICLE – The latest Nintendo Direct live stream seemingly came with good news for classic arcade game lovers as Nintendo revealed that it would be re-releasing some of its vintage titles.
Namely, starting this month, games usually enjoyed in laundromats and pizza places in the 1980s will be making their way on the Nintendo Switch. The first re-release will be Mario Bros., sometimes later in September. These games will be coming under the “Arcade Archives” banner, as noticed from the video which can be watched below.
Classic Arcade Games, Closer Within Reach and Playable from Home
Nintendo is well known for re-releasing classic games in new formats and on the latest platforms. Back in 2009, it even launched the Virtual Console Arcade on the Wii. However, until now, it never actually featured its own library of classic arcade games.
This will change starting this September, as Nintendo announced that it will be relaunching its arcade games and that they will be split into two major categories. The first one includes the company’s arcade originals that it created in the early 1980s.
As for the second major category, this will offer games from the VS. System. This was a modular arcade system with a Nintendo Entertainment System hardware basis. VS. System games were based on NES ones, but at the same time, they came with alterations or upgrades of the originals.
The first classic arcade making its way to the Nintendo Switch is Mario Bros., which should start being available beginning September 27.
According to the Nintendo Direct video, it will be followed by the VS. Super Mario Bros., VS. Balloon Fight, VS. Ice Climber, VS. Pinball, VS. Clu Clu Land, and Punch Out!!
Besides the re-release of its classic arcade games, the Nintendo Direct also offered details on the Super Mario Odyssey, several new games including 3DS ones, some new toys, and also included new hardware news as well.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2017
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