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Nintendo Switch Online adds Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games

A new pricing tier called the "Expansion Pack"
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During the recently concluded Nintendo Direct, rumors were finally put to rest as Nintendo has officially announced that Nintendo 64 games will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online in late October as an “Expansion Pack”, which is a new pricing tier for the service. Those with an existing Nintendo Switch Online plan can switch over to the new tier.

Check out the trailer below:

There’s quite a list of games that will be added, including the likes of:

  • Super Mario 64
  • Starfox 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario Tennis
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Winback Covert Operations
  • Sin and Punishment

Additionally, more titles will be added in the future such as The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Mario Golf, Pokémon Snap, F-Zero X, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario, and Banjo-Kazooie.

In a stroke of irony, Sega Genesis games will also grace the service, including the following titles:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Ecco The Dolphin
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Contra Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Beak Machine
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi 3
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Musha
  • Strider
  • Streets of Rage 2
nintendo switch online n64 genesis controllers

Alongside this update, Nintendo will also be releasing Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers for $49.99 each and can be used wirelessly. No release date has been announced for these controllers.

More information about the new pricing tier for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be revealed soon and will be released in late October.

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Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

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