It looks like pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition are going to go live in North America this month. Nintendo has confirmed in a Facebook post that you should be able to ask nicely for one of the mini consoles at some point in August.

Apparently retailers will also have some stock on launch day as well, and that stock will be refreshed throughout the year.

Although I'll believe that when I see it. Which I probably won't, because I don't go in shops. Especially not in countries I don't live in.

If you don't know what the SNES Classic Edition is, it's a SNES. But small. And it comes packed with a whole bunch of games, including the never-before-commercially released Starfox 2.

Pre-orders in the UK sold out in about four seconds, so if you want to grab one in the US, you're going to have to be pretty sharp with your pre-order game.

We'll bring you more info as and when we get it.