Nintendo Switch Online Adds SNES Games Tomorrow, First 20 Titles Revealed
For some time now, it’s been a more-or-less open secret that Nintendo Switch Online would be adding SNES games to it’s lineup of NES classics, and it was finally confirmed during today’s big Nintendo Direct. You can check out video of the announcement below (thanks to GameXplain for capturing the announcement).
Nintendo will be launching with 20 Super Nintendo classics, including…
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Star Fox
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Brawl Brothers
- Breath of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
- Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghost
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
Some interesting choices! Nintendo could have just dumped the games from the SNES Classic Edition onto the Switch to start and called it a day, but instead we’re getting some quirky rarities like Brawl Brothers and Joe & Mac 2 and games like Stunt Race FX that have never appeared on other than the SNES. Heck, Super Puyo Puyo 2 has never been released outside of Japan! These games all come with the standard Nintendo Switch Online features, including save states, rewind, and online multiplayer.
As they did with Switch Online NES games, Nintendo will also be offering special wireless SNES controllers exclusively to subscribers. The controllers will cost $40 apiece and each Switch Online subscriber will be allowed to purchase up to four. The wireless SNES controllers aren’t on sale yet, but you’ll be able to order them from this website once they’re available.
Nintendo Switch Online costs $4 a moth or $20 for a full year. The first batch of SNES games will be added to the service tomorrow (September 5). What do you think? Are you more likely to sign up now that classics like Super Metroid and A Link to the Past are included?