Report: Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy Games Coming Soon
The classic cloud-gaming offerings of Nintendo Switch Online may be getting some company if an all-new report is to be believed. After deploying a collection of over 100 retro NES and Super NES titles, selections from the classic Game Boy and Game Boy Color handhelds are also on the way, according to multiple sources with Eurogamer. In addition, the outlet suggests other old-school Nintendo platforms are also “on the cards” for the premium service.
Speculation about Nintendo handhelds was sent skyward following a recent episode of the Nate The Hate podcast as he and co-host MVG discussed their potential inclusion for Nintendo Switch Online. In the days since, a follow-up report from Nintendo Life asserted Game Boy and Game Boy Color were actually coming to the retro service and it would all happen “very soon.” The newest report further corroborates the story, while also hinting at further platforms from Big N.
While Nintendo Switch Online has yet to deliver more platforms following the 2019 addition of Super NES, Nintendo has appeared to be moving toward that goal over the past few years. Rumors seldom suggested Game Boy was the next in line, but bouts of data mining have repeatedly referenced an influx of Nintendo 64 games coming to the service, with some speculation even hinting at the arrival of sequel handheld, the Game Boy Advance.
Alas, if these new reports are any indication, then Nintendo fans aren’t likely to be too disappointed by the Switch-eroo, as it brings back one of the company’s most storied and (sadly) outmoded platforms in an official capacity. Though Nintendo hasn’t hinted at more platforms for Nintendo Switch Online, president Shuntaro Furukawa did indicate something was coming to the service in a company shareholder meeting back in June.
“For Nintendo Switch Online, it’s important not only to increase the number of new members, but also to encourage existing members to continue using the service, so we are working on increasing the appeal of the service to make it even more fun and convenient to play with Nintendo Switch.”
What do you think? Are you excited about the possibility of Game Boy coming to Nintendo Switch Online, or do you feel that another Nintendo console would be better for the service? 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 Nintendo headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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