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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Revealed

N64 and SEGA Mega Drive games will become available.


A new Nintendo Switch Online membership with expanded benefits is coming October 2021.

With this new membership, you’ll be able to continue enjoying all the current benefits offered by a Nintendo Switch Online membership, such as online play in a variety of Nintendo Switch titles and access to a growing library of classic NES and Super NES games, as well as some new benefits.

Play a selection of classic Nintendo 64 games on your Nintendo Switch!

With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you’ll be able to play classic Nintendo 64 games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on your Nintendo Switch. Certain titles, such as Mario Kart 64, will also support local and online multiplayer for up to four players.

The nine Nintendo 64 titles shown below will be available when the new membership launches in late October.

Titles available at launch: Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Yoshi’s Story, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, WinBack: Covert Operations, Mario Tennis, Dr. Mario 64, Sin & Punishment

More Nintendo 64 games will be added going forward, including The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Golf, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario, and Pokémon Snap.

Play a selection of classic SEGA Mega Drive games on your Nintendo Switch!

In addition to Nintendo 64 games, members will be able to enjoy a growing library of SEGA Mega Drive games, too! The 14 games shown below will be available when the new membership launches, with more titles coming later on.

Launching for the SEGA Mega Drive will be: Golden Axe, Strider, MUSHA, Shining Force, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Streets of Rage 2, Shinobi III, Ecco the Dolphin, Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star IV, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, and Ristar.

Coming soon: Nintendo 64 wireless controllers and SEGA Mega Drive Control Pads

To enjoy these classic games in style, all Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to purchase these Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive controllers from the My Nintendo Store. Both can be used wirelessly with your Nintendo Switch console.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will launch in late October. More details about this new membership, including pricing and an exact release date will be announced soon.

You’ll be able to continue using your existing Nintendo Switch Online membership, even after the new membership launches. However, those wanting to change their existing membership to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will be able to do so. Please check back soon for more details.

You can currently register your interest for the Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive wireless controllers in the My Nintendo Store (UK)


Source: Nintendo

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