Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack : N64 and Sega Genesis Games
A new Nintendo Online membership tier was revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct. The cost of this membership will be higher than the current standard subscription, but it will give users access to a greater number of games.
Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Tennis, and Starfox 64 are just some of the N64 games that will be playable on the Switch. Sega Genesis games will also be included in the collection.
Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers will have access to nine Nintendo 64 games and fourteen Sega Genesis games when the service launches in late October. In addition, Nintendo has confirmed some of the games that will be included in future updates, but has not said when they will be released.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, the service’s official name, will go live at the end of October. Users will have the option of continuing with their current plan or switching to the new one. There will be a later announcement with additional information, such as pricing.
Nintendo 64 Switch Online Games at Launch
Dr. Mario 64
Mario Kart 64
Sin & Punishment
Star Fox 64
Super Mario 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
WinBack: Covert Operations
The wireless N64 and Sega Genesis controllers are also available to Nintendo Switch Online members. This is the only way to enjoy these games to the fullest extent possible.
Some of the most acclaimed games from the Nintendo 64 era will be making a return to Nintendo Switch Online, including Paper Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Pokemon Snap, the sequel to which will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, is sure to be a hit with fans.
The original Banjo-Kazooie will be available on Nintendo Switch Online, and it’s noteworthy because it is technically owned by Xbox. The Banjo-Kazooie IP was under Xbox’s control after Rare was acquired by the company. Xbox ported the game and its sequel to the XBLA and later included the games in the Rare Replay collection. Despite this, Nintendo and Xbox have had a good relationship in recent years, and it appears that this will continue in the future.
I’ll update this post with new information as it becomes available.