Nintendo has just casually announced the Super NES Classic Edition which had long been rumoured ever since the initial NES Classic Edition last year.

One thing that no-one saw coming was that Nintendo is including a (we're assuming) finished version of Star Fox 2, a cancelled Super Nintendo game that has widely been discussed by Nintendo gamers ever since the beta ROM surfaced online.

"For the first time ever, play the never-before-released Star Fox 2" reads the official Nintendo website, which is currently lacking in detail on whether the game is complete or just a version of the ROM you may have already seen.

According to the press release "players must prove their skill by completing the first level of the original Star Fox before Star Fox 2 is unlocked to play".

Star Fox 2 has been discussed by original designer Dylan Cuthbert a number of times in interviews and has had countless people create and design repro carts and boxes.

The Super NES Classic Edition will be available on 29th Sept for $79.99.

We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

[via nintendo.com]