Nintendo to Stop Adding NES Games Regularly to Nintendo Switch Online

After adding SNES Games to Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo won't regularly add NES games to its library.

After adding SNES games to Nintendo Switch Online yesterday, Nintendo has commented on how we’ll start seeing less NES games added to the service.

“More NES games will be added in the future, but those releases don’t adhere to a regular schedule,” says a Nintendo representative that spoke with Business Insider. “More SNES games will be added after launch, but those releases won’t adhere to a regular schedule.”

Additionally, the Nintendo representative says to look forward to more announcements in the future on more NES/SNES games being added. Over 20 SNES games were added to Nintendo Switch Online including The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, and F-Zero. Additionally, players will be able to purchase an SNES controller on Nintendo’s website for $29.99 if they want an authentic experience.

The addition of SNES games comes almost a year after Nintendo launched their Nintendo Switch Online service. On top of having a plethora of NES and SNES games to play, the service allows online play and saving data to the cloud. Best of all, the service only costs $19.99 a year, which is significantly less than its competitors.

On top of the addition of SNES games to the Switch, Nintendo had plenty of other exciting news to share during their Nintendo Direct. Games such as Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons got new trailers and details. Additionally, Switch versions of Overwatch and Xenoblade Chronicles were also announced.

As more SNES games get announced for the Switch, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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