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This NES Classic ad is appropriately '80s-tastic

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Nintendo is going 30 years back in time with the NES Classic Edition, and a new ad for the single-purpose console is hella ’80s.

The ad starts with footage of NES titles like Super Mario Bros., Metroid and Punch-Out!! in their fuzzy CRT television splendor via an original NES. Then the console transforms into an NES Classic, and we see these decades-old games running on a more modern display.

The mini NES, which Nintendo announced a week ago, looks like an NES but fits in the palm of your hand and comes packed with 30 NES games. It comes with one replica NES controller, and will also support the Wii Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. The console hooks up to a TV with an HDMI port.

While Nintendo didn’t provide specifics on the system’s internal storage, the company confirmed that the NES Classic can’t connect to the internet or external storage devices. So there won’t be any way to expand the console’s library beyond the 30 games that it comes with.

Nintendo will launch the NES Classic Edition for $59.99 on Nov. 11. For more details, check out our FAQ.

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