Nintendo Switch Online SNES, NES Games Won’t Follow Monthly Schedule
The most recent Nintendo Direct unveiled quite a few hype-worthy titles coming very soon for the Nintendo Switch, including the likes of Overwatch and the immediate, cross-play-ready release of Divinity Original Sin II. The announcement also heralded the debut of SNES games to the platform’s NES-inclusive game-streaming service Nintendo Switch Online, a super-powered lineup of 20 titles becoming available shortly after the presentation concluded.
As the service’s NES lineup has seen regular monthly updates since it began nearly a year ago, SNES was expected to follow suit and be part of each round of additions. However, it appears this is not the case, as a Nintendo representative (via Business Insider) has confirmed these retro updates will, in fact, not follow a set monthly schedule. Releases from the Super Nintendo weren’t the only affected titles, as it was confirmed that NES games will also arrive less frequently in the future.
As the statement concluded with a message to “look forward to future announcements” regarding SNES and NES games, it’s unlikely fans will see a new batch of old-school selection until at least next month–this notion, even then, not being set in stone. Of course, that’s not to say Nintendo Switch Online isn’t still a pretty ideal deal, the service currently touting a library of NES and SNES titles, access to a cloud save feature, as well as comparatively-low pricing at $3.99 USD per month, or $19.99 USD per year.
What do you think? Are you bummed that NES and SNES output is slowing down for Nintendo Switch Online, or are you just happy to have games such as Super Metroid available to play? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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