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SNES classics are coming to New 3DS through Nintendo eShop

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Nintendo has announced a raft of Super Nintendo classics are coming to the handheld 3DS, albeit only the new versions of the console.

From today, favourites Super Mario World, Pilotwings and F-Zero can be downloaded from the Nintendo e-Shop in North America. That trio will be followed by Super Mario Kart, Earthbound, and Donkey Kong Country on March 24.

Three weeks later on April 11, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest will complete the initial line up.

In the UK, the release dates are slightly different and will roll out at two a week for the next month. Firstly Earthbound and Super Mario Brothers from today, next week Link to the Past and Super Metroid.

F-Zero and Super Mario Kart are next, while the Donkey Kong games will follow. Pilotwings seems to be missing from the European line up for now.

Each title will offer a ‘Pixel Perfect’ mode which enables the games to be played at their original 16-bit resolution.

Unfortunately for owners of the original 3DS models and the affordable 2DS, the games will not be made available.

The announcement was made at the latest Nintendo Direct on Thursday, which you can see below.

Elsewhere during the stream, Nintendo announced 7 new Wii U games including a new Paper Mario called Colour Smash and Kirby: Planet Robot.

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