Nintendo announced more classic gaming content coming to its Nintendo Switch Online service, although not quite the way folks were expecting. The latest scuttlebutt was around Game Boy games, but in reality the next in line are Nintendo 64 and… Sega Genesis?
These additions are coming as part of an “Expansion Pack” to the existing service.
Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack to Add Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis Games
Neither a release date nor a pricing scheme were announced, with a promise for more information in October. The implication is an added cost of course, and Nintendo mentioned existing NSO customers can upgrade their memberships without having to start a new subscription.
While we don’t know how much this stuff will cost, we were shown a list of the initial offerings.
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Kart 64
- Star Fox 64
- Sin and Punishment
- Dr. Mario 64
- Mario Tennis 64
- Yoshi’s Story
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
A list of upcoming N64 games was also shown:
- Pokémon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- F-Zero X
Finally, like the two before, Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to purchase new, wireless controller replicas for a more authentic play experience. Both of these controllers have a $49.99 MSRP.