N64, Genesis games are officially coming to Nintendo Switch Online

While rumours pointed to Game Boy games, we're actually getting N64 *and* Genesis titles

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Nintendo has confirmed that N64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to Switch Online in October.

During its Direct stream, the company confirmed that a new ‘Expansion Pack’ tier for its paid Switch Online service will be added to include games from these systems.

Some of the N64 games include Super Mario 64The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64, while the Genesis titles include Sonic the Hedgehog 2Castlevania Bloodlines and Contra Hard Corps.

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As with Switch Online’s existing NES and SNES catalogues, new N64 and Genesis titles will be added periodically. Some of the upcoming titles include The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and, in a nice “homecoming” moment, Microsoft-owned Rare’s ’90s classic Banjo-Kazooie.

Nintendo says full Expansion Pack details, including specific pricing and release timing, will come at a later date. For now, though, Nintendo Switch Online costs $4.99 CAD/month, $9.99/three months or $24.99/year. Along with N64 and Genesis titles, Nintendo also revealed that it will release Switch gamepads for both consoles for $64.99.

Below is a full list of all the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles coming to Switch Online at launch:

Launch Lineup of Nintendo 64 Games

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

Upcoming Nintendo 64 Games

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • F-Zero X
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Mario Golf
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon Snap

Launch Lineup of SEGA Genesis Games

  • 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: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

Stay tuned to MobileSyrup for full Canadian pricing and release information in the coming weeks.

For more on what was revealed during the Nintendo Direct, check out our roundup.