Analogue Interactive, makers of our favorite all-aluminum Nintendo Entertainment System remake, have developed a smaller version of their trademark Analogue Nt console that’ll arrive early next year.
The aptly-named Analogue Nt mini is 20 percent smaller than the original and comes with 1080p HDMI output as well as RGB, Component, S-Video and Composite built right in. Buyers also get a NES30 controller from 8bitdo should you choose to play wirelessly although there are four original NES controller ports on the console if you’re after a more authentic experience.
The region-free system will play more than 2,000 NES, Famicom and Famicom Disk System games (via expansion port), a fact that Analogue Interactive is quick to point out.
Nintendo’s upcoming NES Classic, if you recall, is a nearly identical miniature replica of the original NES except that it can’t play carts. Instead, the mini console will come loaded with 30 of the top NES games of all-time including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 1-3, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and Excitebike, just to name a few.
Like the original, the Analogue Nt mini won’t come cheap. Expect to pay $449 for the system which you can pre-order as of writing. That's no doubt a lot of money but it's actually $50 cheaper than the full-size Nt system and several thousand less than the 24k gold-plated version.
Look for it to ship in January 2017.