Nintendo Switch Online June NES Lineup Includes Double Dragon II, City Connection, More
Nintendo Switch Online has announced three new 8-bit classics for its growing NES collection. This month we mostly focus on third-party titles, including Technos’ brawler sequel Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Jaleco’s arcade-platformer City Connection, and the old-school sports game, Volleyball. You can check out all three in the trailer, below.
Here’s how Nintendo describes the new NES games:
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marian. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and ultimately save the world?
- City Connection – After breaking into an exclusive paint store in New York City, you’re on the run from the cops! Carrying leaky 10-gallon cans of paint, drive over every mile of New York City highways before catching a boat to England. From there, you will go on a tour of the world, avoiding the police and leaking paint everywhere you go.
- Volleyball – Enjoy a game of NES volleyball as you spike for a point, slam a perfect serve and make a save that wins the game for your team. As captain, you’ll lead your team through a fast-paced warm-up round, and then quickly move into the heat of real volleyball competition. The first team to 15 points wins the set, and the first team to win three sets takes the match.
Double Dragon II, City Connection, and Volleyball join 41 other Switch Online NES games, including Donkey Kong Jr., Vs. Excitebike, Clu Clu Land, Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, TwinBee, Soccer, Tennis, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, Dr. Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, Double Dragon, River City Ransom, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Tecmo Bowl, Gradius, Pro Wrestling, Excitebike, Yoshi, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Solomon’s Key, NES Open Tournament Golf, Super Dodge Ball, Wario’s Woods, Ninja Gaiden, Adventures Of Lolo, Blaster Master, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Super Mario Bros 2, Kirby’s Adventure, Kid Icarus, StarTropics, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!!, and Star Soldier.
Nintendo Switch Online will set you back $4 a month, and a mere $20 for a full year. A Family Membership, which lets you share your account with up to 7 other people, will cost you $35 a year. In addition to its collection of NES games, the service also includes cloud saves, special offers, and, of course, online play for compatible games.
Double Dragon II, City Connection, and Volleyball will be available on June 12. What other classic NES titles would you like to see added in the future?