Nintendo is launching the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition this Friday. The system includes 30 classic NES games such as Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby’s Adventure, and PAC-MAN. To celebrate, Nintendo will host a launch event, bring back its nostalgic Power Line for the weekend, and go retro with its social media channels.
To kick off the launch, Nintendo will host a “Remembering #NESterday” social media campaign on Nov. 10. Nintendo fans are encouraged to tweet and post using the hashtag to share their Nintendo gaming memories and present-day photos with their old NES consoles. On the night before the launch at 9 p.m., the Nintendo NY store will host an ‘80s-themed NES Classic Edition event. The first 250 visitors can play classic NES games, participate in a costume contest dressed as their favorite Nintendo characters of ‘80s icons, and show off their NES knowledge in a game show. At midnight, the NES Classic edition will be available for purchase.
Nintendo is also bringing back its nostalgic Power Line for three days, where fans can call the Nintendo Game Play Counselors for tips and tricks for old games.