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As part of the Nintendo Direct published yesterday, numerous game titles were announced for the Nintendo Switch. In addition, a rumor from the past few weeks was confirmed in the almost 40-minute video: SNES games being played on the service Nintendo Switch Online be made accessible. Retro fans can now enjoy the combination of NES and SNES games on the hybrid console. For the latter, a special controller in the original look of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System has also been announced.
You can get the Nintendo Direct from 05.09.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX directly on the console in the “News” area and on Youtube and look here as an embedded element. In the video you will find the latest information on new games and services in the Nintendo universe in English, Japanese and with German subtitles. Also new information about Pokémon sword and shield are there.
The SNES games are available via the paid "Nintendo Switch Online“Service available. In the Nintendo eShop on the Switch, you can view the exclusive content in the corresponding tab. From today, September 6, 2019, the app for SNES games will also be available there. Similar to the app for NES games, for which there is new content every month. The game list of SNES titles, which will certainly also be expanded in the future, initially comprises 20 titles - namely the following:
Anyone who is familiar with the old Nintendo consoles knows that the manufacturer's first video game consoles were called differently in their home country of Japan than outside of it. For example, the NES was called Famicom, for "Family Computer"; the SNES according to Super Famicom. In addition to the partially different look, the systems also differ in the scope of the game titles available.
More games have been and tend to be published for the Japanese market than for the western market. Both the NES and SNES offerings from Nintendo Switch Online give hope that J-classics can also be played in this country (without expensive imports). Because the start of the new service already includes, for example, “Super Puyo Puyo 2”, originally in Japanese.
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As with the NES offering on the Switch, there will also be switch controllers in the classic SNES look to match the games. The battery-operated gamepads can be USB-C cable charge and work wirelessly with the Switch. They are sold individually for €29,99 each, which is not only a good price for collectors.
A maximum purchase amount of four controllers is set per online account. So resellers have little chance of making a profit;) All in all, Nintendo's online service on the Switch is a good deal for retro gamers looking to save up. NES, SNES, the games, well-preserved controllers and so on cost many times more than the subscription service and its hardware.
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