Nintendo Switch Online N64 And SEGA Genesis Games Coming Soon
After making a solid collection of retro NES and SNES games available to stream instantly from the cloud, Nintendo Switch Online is now preparing to add new depth to its classic console lineup with the addition of Nintendo 64 and the SEGA Genesis. Rolling out as the fittingly-titled Expansion Pack plan, members of Nintendo Switch Online will receive all the usual benefits of the service, in addition to a lineup of titles from the N64 and the SEGA’s Genesis.
As originally featured in both classic hardware, up to four players will be able to Nintendo 64 and the SEGA Genesis games for “select” games, both locally and online. So far, 9 games are currently confirmed to launch for the N64 side of Nintendo Switch Online, with SEGA Genesis yielding a total of 14 classic titles when the Expansion Pack plan makes it to release. In addition, 7 other games were also assured to come to the N64 service, but not until sometime after launch.
The full lineup of games confirmed for the service can be viewed in the list below.
Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online
- Dr. Mario 64
- Mario Kart 64
- Mario Tennis 64
- Sin and Punishment
- Star Fox 64
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Yoshi’s Story
- F-Zero X
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- Pokémon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
N64 coming to Nintendo Switch Online is an amazing revelation as it backs up years of speculation and leaks regarding the fifth-generation console, with the third-party debut of the Genesis being somewhat of a surprise. At the time of announcement, little else was revealed regarding the new service expansion of Nintendo Switch Online. A release is expected sometime in “late October,” but more information about N64 and SEGA Genesis, a more solid release date, and pricing for the Expansion Pack plan were assured for “a later time.”
What do you think? Are you excited to finally have N64 games arrive for Nintendo Switch Online, or is it all about SEGA Genesis right now? Would you have preferred if the Game Boy rumors would have been true instead? 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!
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