Nintendo is rolling out a new membership plan for Switch Online, and it’ll unlock a library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles. The new subscription tier will go live in October and Nintendo has not shared pricing details yet.
Games in the Online Expansion Pack include Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Starfox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Tennis, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Ecco the Dolphin, Phantasy Star IV, Sonic 2 and Streets of Rage 2, among other iconic titles.
Alongside the new (old) games and the fresh Online tier, Nintendo is rolling out N64 and Genesis gamepads just for the Switch, and only for Online subscribers. The controllers are $50 each and will require a Switch Online membership to purchase.
Switch owners have been anxiously waiting for N64 games to hit the system since it launched in 2017, and the inclusion of Genesis titles is the cherry on top of today’s news. The surprising part is how the games will be distributed, via a new form of subscription DLC.
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