Nintendo Switch Online hasn’t really been the service that many fans thought it would be before it launched. The service has improved over the last year, with more benefits being added, and if there was one thing subscribers could rely on, it was Nintendo’s monthly dose of NES games. However, it seems that this is about to change soon. Recently, Nintendo added SNES games to their online service; something which fans have been asking for since launch. However, there’s one caveat with this addition, and that is the scrapping of the monthly games feature.
After the announcement of the addition of SNES games to Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo told Business Insider that they will be adding more games to the service but they won’t be on a regular schedule. “More NES games will be added in the future, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule.”
Although Nintendo won’t be adding monthly games to their service, fans will have a few SNES games to play in the meantime. Twenty SNES titles have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online library and there are some big titles in the lot, such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Super Metroid and much more.
Along with these titles, Nintendo also announced that they will be releasing a Switch compatible SNES wireless controller to make it easier to play these games. This announcement probably means that we will see games released in batches, meaning subscribers could see about 20 games released every two or so months, with ten from each console generation.
Many subscribers don’t agree with this decision but if Nintendo chooses to release some really good titles, it may be worth it. Unfortunately, many still feel as if this is one step forward and two steps backwards for the company.