During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that their Switch Online subscription service will be expanding. The console producer stated that Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games will be added to the service in the near future. This means that subscribers can start looking forward to SNES games being available to play from 5 September. In addition, Nintendo also revealed a new upcoming SNES-styled wireless controller to help in playing the games.
Although 20 SNES titles will be added to the service upon launch, it’s unclear how often Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can expect to see new SNES games. The launch line-up is also rather interesting as it includes a load of different SNES titles; some of which have never made it to Western markets.
Here’s the full list of lauch titles:
- BRAWL BROTHERS
- Breath of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Star Fox
- Stunt Race FX
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi Island
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Metroid
- Super E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
As for the SNES-style wireless controller, players will only be able to order it directly through Nintendo, and only those with a Nintendo Switch Online membership will be able to do so. This device will not require a wireless dongle and can be charged via a USB cable. (It’s unclear if a cable will be included though.)
These announcements are sure to make some critics of the Nintendo Switch Online service somewhat happier, especially those who have felt that it is very limited. It’s safe to say that Nintendo is going to keep on expanding its online service in future and it will be interesting to see what they add.