Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Will Allow Families to Play Nintendo 64 and Genesis Games
The new subscription option is coming soon.
During a Nintendo Direct video presentation Thursday, Nintendo revealed a new plan is coming to its Nintendo Switch Online membership program.
The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will offer everything that’s included with the standard Nintendo Switch Online membership, and it will also give subscribers the ability to play a variety of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games.
This new membership plan isn’t replacing the standard Nintendo Switch Online membership. It will simply be another option for players and families to choose from. If your family already has an exisitng Nintendo Switch Online membership, you will have the option to switch to this new plan once it's available.
The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership option will debut in October, but Nintendo didn’t reveal the exact release date or price for this new plan just yet. However, it did reveal the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games that will be available at launch:
Nintendo 64 Games
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Kart 64
- Star Fox 64
- Sin and Punishment
- Dr. Mario 64
- Mario Tennis 64
- Yoshi’s Story
Sega Genesis Games
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master
Additional Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games will be added to the service going forward. For instance, Nintendo revealed a selection of Nintendo 64 games that will be added to the service after it debuts:
- Pokemon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- F-Zero X
Some of the Nintendo 64 games that are available with this plan will support up to four player local (in the same room) and online multiplayer.
Finally, Nintendo also revealed two wireless controllers that are inspired by the original Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers. These controllers can be used to play games on the Switch. Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to purchase these controllers for $49.99 each.
Keep checking back with SuperParent, as we’ll bring you more details about the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan as they’re revealed.
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