When Nintendo unveiled the NES Classic Edition, it certainly caught many people off guard. Considering Nintendo's spotty VC support on its existing platforms, few would've guessed that the company would develop a standalone microconsole like this. While the jury's still out on how it'll do at retail, early reaction has seemed to be quite positive, and we now know that the software powering it is in good hands.
It was recently revealed that Nintendo European Research and Development (or NERD) is the team responsible for the emulation software that the mini-NES will be running. NERD has a pretty impressive resume; here's a few of the projects it's been responsible for over the past few years:
- Super-Stable 3D on the New 3DS
- Wii retail games being sold on the Wii U eShop
- The video player in the Wii U internet browser
- The DS Virtual Console emulator on Wii U
Hopefully the NES Classic will be yet another feather for its cap, then. Perhaps if it does well enough, we'll someday see a mini-SNES.
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