Most gamers that have been around since the 80’s and 90’s have a special place in their heart for the Super Nintendo. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System came out in Japan where it was known as the Super Famicom, on November 21, 1990. Shortly after, the system was released in North America in August of 1991. The classic console that sold 49.10 million boxes worldwide is pushing on to 30 years old as of today, making it a special part of gaming history. A trip down memory lane may just be around the corner as a new wireless SNES controller has been hinted making the speculation to rise that classic title releases will be added to Nintendo’s online library.
It seems Nintendo is prepping to launch a new wireless SNES controller. Resetera looks to have spotted a FCC filing that details some findings about the controller. Although most of the information in confidential it seems apparent that there could be could be ZL and ZR buttons on the top or this section could form part of the Joy-Con docking rail to attach them to a Switch. A glimpse of the backside of the controller has also been shown.
Nintendo launched NES wireless controllers for the Switch last year, alongside of this players were granted access to play many popular NES titles on Nintendo Online. The details from the FCC report are making this roll out look very similar as the SNES controllers look to slide into the joy-con rails much like the NES controllers. Titles from the SNES would surely add to the abundant amount of nostalgia that Nintendo Online’s retro titles currently hold.
Nothing is currently set in stone, but with the finding looking strikingly similar to the NES controller release, it may not be very long before Nintendo fans can really get a blast from the past and play some of their favorite SNES titles.