Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive games coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Super Mario 64, Ocarina Of Time and more coming to Switch in October

Yesterday’s (September 23) Nintendo Direct revealed that select Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive titles will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online in late October.

The Nintendo website shows off some of the games coming to the Nintendo 64 portion of the service, which includes at launch:

  • Mario Kart 64
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • WinBack
  • Sin And Punishment

A short teaser video on the Nintendo UK Twitter also showed off what would be coming to the service down the line, and that includes Pokémon Snap, The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Paper Mario, Banjo-Kazooie, F-Zero X and more.

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Select games will also include online multiplayer, with Mario Kart 64 having up to four player online races.

The selection of Sega Mega Drive games available is listed below:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Ecco The Dolphin
  • Streets Of Rage 2
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Musha
  • Contra Hard Corps
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Strider
  • Shinobi III
  • Shining Force

Wireless replica controllers for the Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive will also be available, with both priced at £39.99 ($49.99). The Western version of the Mega Drive controller has three buttons, as it did at launch, whilst the Japanese version will have the original six buttons instead.

There’s currently no specific release date or price for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

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There was no mention at the Direct of the heavily rumoured Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles that could be coming to Nintendo Switch, which has been reported over the last few weeks.

In other news, Bayonetta 3 finally got a gameplay trailer at the Nintendo Direct alongside a release sometime in 2022. It also looks as though the voice actress for the character has changed.

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