30 years ago the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) made its way over to North America. To celebrate, video game museum The Strong has announced an exhibit for the classic console.
According to a press release, the exhibit will be called “Playing with Power: 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System.” The exhibit will “explore the history of the console’s development and introduction, showcase artifacts from The Strong’s world-renowned collections, feature never-before-seen interviews with the NES hardware developer Masayuki Uemura, and include playable games, such as Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.”
The NES exhibit will be jointly produced with the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. The Strong states: “This partnership allows researchers and scholars in both the United States and Japan to learn from one another about how best to study and preserve the many contributions video games have had to our shared cultural heritage.” This partnership includes possible exchanges of faculty, professional staff members, students, and interns. There will also be research projects, joint conferences, and cultural programs, such as the NES exhibit.
The NES first came to North America in 1985, and was adapted from the Famicon, which released in Japan in 1983. The system helped revive the American video game industry, and birthed a number of video game’s finest, such as Mario, Kirby, and Link.
“Playing With Power: 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System” will open this fall.