Nintendo announced two new games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass library, including Custom Robo and Custom Robo V2 for the N64. However, Custom Robo and its sequel will only be available to Expansion Pass subscribers in Japan. Instead, global subscribers will receive Pokemon Puzzle League. Both games will be available starting July 15, 2022, at no additional cost to subscribers.
Custom Robo is a sci-fi RPG originally released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. Players would control a small robot and battle against other robots, collecting parts that could be used to customize their character. Many of the series’ games were exclusive to Japan, with the international releases being Custom Robo: Battle Revolution for the GameCube and Custom Robo Arena for the Nintendo DS.
[トピックス]7月15日より「NINTENDO 64 Nintendo Switch Online 」に『カスタムロボ』『カスタムロボV2』が追加。当時のゲーム誌「64DREAM」の記事情報も公開。https://t.co/dNPSGoKyFM
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) July 8, 2022
Both Custom Robo and Custom Robo V2 will support local and online multiplayer on the Nintendo Switch. Custom Robo will support up to two players, while Custom Robo V2 will support up to four players at once. Furthermore, much like last month’s Pokemon Snap N64 release, players will be able to customize their button bindings if they do not have the N64 controller.
On the global side of things, Expansion Pack subscribers will receive Pokemon Puzzle League. Released in 2000 for the N64, the game mechanics function similarly to Tetris Attack or Panel de Pon games. The game notably features the characters from the original Pokemon anime series.
Join Ash, Brock, and Misty as they gather in Puzzle Village to compete for the title of Pokémon Puzzle Master!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 8, 2022
Custom Robo and Custom Robo V2 will be available for Japanese Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass subscribers starting July 15, 2022. Pokemon Puzzle League will be available for global subscribers on the same day. All three games are also available to play on the N64.