During the September 2021 Nintendo Direct (Check out our recap here), Nintendo confirmed that a New Membership tier for Nintendo Switch Online will be coming sometime in October and will introduce the long-awaited Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library. It wasn’t the only new service either as SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online will also be bringing its own collection of SEGA Genesis games to the system.
While no real details were shared as to the pricing of the new membership that is being branded as Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack or when the two new libraries of games will be available, a number of games that will be available in their respective libraries were in fact listed. Both Libraries will have a select number of games readily available for when the new membership goes live and some of the upcoming games to each library were also listed.
We have the currently announced list of Nintendo 64 games and SEGA Genesis games below.
Launch Lineup of 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
Upcoming Nintendo 64 Games (With More To Come!)
- Pokémon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- F-Zero X
Launch Lineup of 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
On top of this, Nintendo Switch Online members will have the opportunity to pre-order two new classic controllers in the form of the Nintendo 64, and the SEGA Genesis controllers sometime at a later date. These controllers will be wireless and can be used to play their respective games that will be available in the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online.
This post was written by Mike Scorpio