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Wave Race 64 is Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Wave Race 64 Switch Online

Nintendo revealed Wave Race 64 is coming to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack game library. The game will be available to play for Expansion Pack subscribers starting August 19, 2022. The game will be available worldwide.

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Originally released in 1996, Wave Race 64 is a jetski racing game for the Nintendo 64. It is a sequel to Wave Race for the Game Boy. Unlike its predecessor, however, Wave Race 64 featured 3D graphics and was one of the first games to release for the N64 console. Notably, the game is commonly credited with helping Nintendo transition into 3D CG graphics. At the time of its release, Wave Race 64 was a commercial success and praised for its graphical fidelity. Nintendo later released the game on the Wii and Wii U virtual consoles.

This latest re-release will include all of the content of the original game. This includes the bonus “Reverse” difficulty level, various rider outfits, and even the ability to ride the dolphin. Furthermore, the game also supports local two-player split-screen play. As with previous N64 re-releases, the game will also support custom button bindings for the Joy-Con.

You can check out more gameplay for Wave Race 64 in the video below:

Wave Race 64 will join the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack library on August 19, 2022. The game is available to play on N64, as well as the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console.

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