Nintendo Is Doubling Down on Enhancing Nintendo Switch Online Live-Service Platform

Published 09/27/2021, 6:42 AM EDT


The Japanese game development studio Nintendo hosted a highly anticipated Direct Live event recently. The studio shared fantastic news with Switch users, as it brought news regarding a new array of titles on the Nintendo Switch Online service. This subscription-based live service enables Switch owners to play legacy titles from the long-gone era.

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Moreover, in the live stream, the studio mentioned prominent consoles, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis. This clearly points towards their plans to double down on the live service that will add more value to Nintendo Switch. The studio didn’t share the new pricing details for the subscription-based service, and it might roll out by end of October.

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Nintendo Switch Online library continues to grow each year

According to a report by Nintendolife, 15 premium titles with upgraded visuals are going to arrive on the online service. Fans will only again get the chance to dive deep into the nostalgic era of CRT TV’s, old-school consoles with Switch. The future of this live subscription is looking great in the face of recent additions, and the studio announced names of the following titles that will arrive sometime in late October.

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Super Mario 64
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • WinBack: Covert Operations
  • Star Fox 64
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Star Fox 64
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Streets Of Rage 2
  • Ecco the Dolphin

These additions will definitely make the subscription-based service even more lucrative. This doesn’t mean that the studio is going to abandon SNES and NES libraries. The developers are actively planning to add more SNES and NES titles to the existing tier without upgrading the price.

Moreover, Microsoft is actively trying to team up with Nintendo to bring forward even more titles. Fans can expect to see titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Paper Mario, Kirby, Majora’s Mask, F0X, and many more.

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This will better enhance the value of the live subscription that will definitely help drive more sales for Switch. Furthermore. rumors within the community hint at the addition of classic retro titles like GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, and more.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is a senior writer for eSports at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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