Nintendo has revealed that it will expand its Nintendo Switch Online service with the introduction of games from the Nintendo 64 as well as the Sega Genesis (or the Mega Drive as it's known outside of North America). This was debuted during the latest Nintendo Direct stream.
Games set to feature in the collection include the likes of Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Yoshi's Story, Mario Tennis, Dr Mario 64, WinBack, and more. Up to four people can play locally or online through the service.
Sega Genesis games will also be added to the membership plan, with Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps and Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine all included.
The full list of games available in the new Expansion Pack are as below:
- Super Mario 64
- Mario Kart 64
- Star Fox 64
- Yoshi’s Story
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Tennis
- Dr Mario 64
- Sin & Punishment
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra Hard Corps
- Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
Alongside this, the classic N64 and Genesis controllers will return in wireless form. Both will be available to purchase for $49.99 / £39.99 / AU$69.99.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, F-Zero X, Mario Golf, Pokémon Snap, Kirby 64, Paper Mario and Banjo Kazooie were further revealed to be arriving at a later date to the collection. All previous offerings of the base Nintendo Switch online membership will still be included.
The new Nintendo Switch online plan will roll out in October this year with existing members able to switch over to the new one. More details regarding the new Expansion Pack, pricing and release date will be shared at a later date.