NES and SNES games will now be added to Switch Online at irregular intervals, not monthly – TheSixthAxis

NES and SNES games will now be added to Switch Online at irregular intervals, not monthly

Up until now NES games have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online service every month but the recent reveal that the subscribers will also get SNES games comes with a caveat: You won’t be getting new games every month.

The Japanese website for Switch now lists the games as appearing “irregularly” and Nintendo have clarified this in a statement to Vooks saying that more games “will be added after launch, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule”.

Dataminers found references to SNES games For Nintendo Switch Online way back in January this year and this was officially confirmed last week with the first games going live on September 6th. Some of the classic titles that are included are:

  • Brawl Brothers
  • Breath of First
  • Demon’s Crest
  • F-Zero
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Pilotwings
  • Star Fox
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Super EDF Earth Defense Force
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Puyo Puyo
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Tennis
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

If that wasn’t enough retro for you, Nintendo have also announced that recreations of the classic SNES controllers will also be produced exclusively for Switch Online subscribers. These will cost £26.99/€29.99 and will be limited to one per paid membership and will only work with the SNES Switch Online software.

This is not the first time Nintendo have raided the SNES back catalogue as the had previously produced the Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, a dinky console preloaded with a shed load of classic games.

“The SNES Classic Mini is quite simply a lovely piece of tech, and besides now being the cutest console in my collection – sorry NES Mini – its nostalgia-soaked list of games contains a great number of titles that are still utterly deserving of your time, made all the more playable by the generous rewind function and the ability to save at any point,” said Tef in our review.

Source: Vooks

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  1. Makes sense to me. I don’t think the monthly PS+/GwG drip feed really fitted when it was NES games, there’s just not as much interest or excitement compared for decades old games, and it’s not really sustainable after the first year once the majority of the first party classics have been released (let’s be honest, the initial SNES library has 90% of what most people would want).

    I can see them going to third parties and negotiating blanket rights to a catalogue of games and dropping them all at once… though that might be tricky when companies are wise to the potential of back catalogue collections.

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