Massive Leaks Point Towards Exciting Upcoming N64 games for Nintendo Switch Online

Published 10/27/2021, 3:57 PM EDT


Console giant Nintendo has had its N64 and  Mega Drive Switch Online app breached by hackers. This datamine has had revealed significant amounts of information. This includes conclusive hints on the status of upcoming games alongside the number of them planned.

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What did the datamine reveal?

Thanks to the efforts of leaker Mondo Mega, the community somewhat knows what Nintendo has in store for them.  The app of each console consists of a list of games listed in alphabetic order. The list has included gaps for titles that are yet to come. However, the minuscule size of the gaps reveals the game which is planned to fill the space.


To add to the peculiarity of this situation, the way these platforms is quite intriguing. N64 is numbered ‘3’, Mega Drive is labeled as ‘5’, the NES and SNES were labeled ‘1’ and ‘2’.

According to earlier reports by Eurogamer, Nintendo has devoted a substantial amount of time and effort readying up Game Boy titles for the Switch Virtual Console. An educated guess could be that this is the device that is supposed to be numbered as ‘4’.

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It seems like N64 titles planned for this service will have  Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Mario Party, Super Smash Bros., and Wave Race. Moreover, it seems like a minimum of 38  N64 releases is in the works. Adding on, 54 Mega Drive games are in the pipeline as well.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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