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Genesis, N64 Nintendo Switch Online Add-on Debuts in October

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The long-rumored update to Nintendo Switch Online is here, bringing Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games to the subscription service. The premium add-on, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, will include access to the two consoles’ libraries. The service will debut in late October.

Along with the Genesis’ and N64’s Nintendo Switch Online debuts, the company will be offering special controllers for subscribers to purchase. The controllers are replicas of the original Genesis and N64 pads. Each will cost $49.99. The controllers will be available for sale at a later date.

The Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis are the third and fourth platforms to be added to the service. Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom games were part of the launch in September 2018, and Super Nintendo Entertainment System games were added a year later.

Screenshots of the game and photos of the controllers can be found on the Nintendo Switch Online site.

Check out the full list of N64 and Genesis Nintendo Switch Online launch games below.

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Nintendo 64

  • Dr. Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • WinBack

Games planned for the future include Banjo-Kazooie, Pokemon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Mario Golf, Paper Mario, and F-Zero X.

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Sega Genesis

  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Contra Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

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The announcement was part of the September 23, 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation. The 40-minute video also included new information on Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Splatoon 3 and Bayonetta 3.

Nintendo 64 Nintendo Switch Online and Sega Genesis Nintendo Switch Online will be available in late October through the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.

Graham Russell
Graham Russell, Siliconera's Managing Editor, has been writing about games for various sites and publications since 2007. He’s a fan of streamlined strategy games, local multiplayer and upbeat aesthetics. He joined Siliconera in February 2020. When he’s not writing about games, he’s a graphic designer, web developer, card/board game designer and editor.