We reported on the development of a NES emulator for the Xbox One console a few days ago, and we're now hearing that the app has passed certification, meaning it could arrive on the system any day now.

NESBox will allow Xbox owners to play classic NES titles on their consoles, as well as load up fan-made games. ROMs will be loaded via a USB drive, according to the developer.

Given Nintendo's notoriously aggressive stance on protecting its IP, we'd be amazed if this stays live on the Xbox Store for very long, despite the fact that there's nothing illegal about distributing an emulator - it's the distribution of the games themselves which breaks copyright laws.

We'll be keeping an eye on this and will report on any new developments as they happen, but in the meantime, will you be downloading this to your Xbox One if you have one? Let us know by posting a comment.