Nintendo will continue to offer more NES and SNES titles to its virtual console library for all users, despite the recent release of Nintendo’s new Expansion Pack for Nintendo Switch Online. Playing Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games will be possible with the Nintendo Switch Online expansion bundle.
The price and release date for this new expansion pack are unknown, but it will contain classics like Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and even Dr. Mario 64, which will be published in the near future.
Other games in the pipeline include The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, and Banjo-Kazooie. These games will only be available as part of Nintendo Switch Online’s new subscription plan, but having more Nintendo classics to play on the Switch makes older games on more recent platforms more accessible.
According to reports, those who do not wish to upgrade their Nintendo Switch Online subscription will allegedly still be able to play NES and SNES games. This information was just tweeted by Axios gaming reporter Stephen Totilo, who claimed to have gotten it straight from Nintendo. This is advantageous for individuals who do not wish to change their membership plan since gamers will be able to expect new games for both platforms.
Since the introduction of Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo has been quietly drip-feeding the availability of classic games. Games for the NES system were the first to be produced for the software, but additional systems, such as the SNES, have since been added. Titles from the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis are being added to the Nintendo Switch Online virtual console library, while games from other systems, such as the GameCube, are still on the way.
Nintendo tells me that there will still be more NES and SNES games added for people who don’t upgrade to the new tier of Nintendo Switch Online.
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 24, 2021
Another benefit of the continuing addition of NES and SNES titles to the Nintendo Switch Online library is that there are still a lot more vintage games to be added. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Earthbound are two of the most requested games.
Many fans have also asked for the localization of Mother 3. The continuing distribution of NES and SNES games – as well as the forthcoming addition of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games – is a step closer to bringing Nintendo’s first-party classics into the hands of current players.