SNES Confirmed For Nintendo Switch Online, Complete With Controllers (VIDEO)
The Nintendo Switch Online service has touted a number of nifty features over the near-year since it launched, few more frequently updated than its retro-themed NES game-streaming service. Members of the internet-based subscription are now in for a particularly exciting update, corroborating recent speculation and confirming the addition of SNES games to the nostalgia-fueled platform.
Announced during the now-concluded Nintendo Direct presentation, games from the company’s classic Super Nintendo console were revealed as the next additions of Switch Online. 20 games were confirmed for launch, including the likes of Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and F-ZERO in addition to Super FX titles such as Star Fox and Stunt Race FX–a feat proven to be notoriously difficult through third-party emulation. Each game will have access to enhanced features like local and online multiplayer as well as the platform’s newly-implemented rewind feature when all goes live on September 5th (today, as of writing).
Also included in the announcement (seen above at 23:06) was a new fittingly-themed Joy-Con; it styled after the rouned, purple-accented design of the original SNES. Though it operates wirelessly, the peripheral differs from the NES version by having a USB port as a primary means of charging, ditching the ability to simply slide the controllers on the sides of the Switch. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller is set to be available “soon” for $29.99 USD on the official Nintendo website, the deal exclusive to members of Nintendo Switch Online.
Recapture the original feel of these #SNES games with a wireless Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller! Coming soon to purchase as a special offer exclusively for paid #NintendoSwitchOnline members. pic.twitter.com/uIZ71whb5s
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 4, 2019
Nintendo’s recent Direct event may have had plenty to reveal when it comes to Nintendo Switch Online, but it also confirmed oodles of new games readying their debut before the year is done. Ports in the like of Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, Divinity Original Sin 2, and Overwatch were announced for the hybrid console, as was first-party content such as Banjo-Kazooie and SNK’s Fatal Fury for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
What do you think? Are you hyped to play some SNES games on Nintendo Switch, or are you not yet finished drooling over those spiffy Super Nintendo controllers? 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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