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The company behind the $499 NES is now making a gold-plated $4,999 NES

Celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary in style

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Analogue, the company behind the $499 aluminum NES called the Analogue Nt, is giving its 8-bit system an upgrade — both in materials and price. The company revealed today it will produce a 24-karat gold Analogue Nt and plans to sell it for $4,999.

The company says it's making the gold-plated Analogue Nt to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, which first hit Nintendo's Famicom in 1986. Analogue says its gold Analogue Nt will be limited to 10 units. It's currently accepting reservations, which require an email to the company.

While the $4,999 price is considerably steeper than the standard aluminum model, Analogue says it will throw in a gold-colored The Legend of Zelda cartridge as part of the deal.

Analogue unveiled its take on the NES in 2014, calling it the "highest quality" way to experience original Nintendo video games without emulation. The system is currently sold out.

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