SNES and NES Nintendo Switch Online Release Schedule to Change

Following the news and release of Super NES games via the Nintendo Switch Online service, Nintendo confirmed that the schedule of retro game releases is about to change.

Business Insider first reported that the release of NES and SNES games will no longer adhere to a regular schedule. When the online service launched in September 2018, several NES games were released monthly.

A Nintendo representative told Business Insider, "More NES games will be added in the future, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule. More Super NES games will be added after launch, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule."

The Nintendo representative told the outlet to look forward to future announcements.

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When the Nintendo Switch Online service launched it came with a handful of NES titles, but added online multiplayer as well as suspend points. The subscription service also gives players access to online modes for Switch games as well as cloud-based saves. The service is currently offering a seven-day free trial, and an individual yearly subscription goes for $20.

During the September 4 Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that SNES titles will be added to the online service. Online multiplayer for certain titles were added as well as suspend points.On September 5, 20 launch SNES games were added including some of the best titles of that generation, including The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid.

Here are the launch SNES titles for Nintendo Switch Online:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Star Fox
  • F-ZERO
  • Pilotwings
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Breath of Fire
  • Demon's Crest
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Tennis

Nintendo Switch Online's digital library now boasts more than 60 NES and SNES titles.

A special wireless SNES controller was announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, and is only available as a special offer only to Nintendo Switch Online members. When the controller goes on sale, up to four can be purchased per Nintendo Account.

What do you think of the change in release of NES games? Which SNES titles are you hoping they add? Let us know in the comments section.