The next N64 games coming to Switch thanks to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be mainly in their US versions.
A few weeks ago, during the Nintendo Direct from September 23, Nintendo announced the arrival of Mega Drive and N64 games via a special subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online. Since this announcement, the studio has not given more information on the matter and fans have been in the dark until now. Indeed, on Twitter, Nintendo said that all N64 games will be available in 60Hz, and not 50 Hz as some fans had expected.
All Nintendo 64 games included in Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack are available in North American / 60Hz version. Some titles are also available in European PAL version, with the option to choose the game language. pic.twitter.com/7EA6DwbhPM
– Nintendo France (@NintendoFrance) October 11, 2021
In addition, the firm has specified that it will be the American versions of the games, and that some of them will have their European PAL version. So this means that all N64 games will be playable in English and that some will have more languages to offer, including French for a small minority.
As for the Mega Drive games, no new information has been released, so we do not know if this will be the European or American version of the games. Nintendo should return to this point in the coming days, unless players find out until the additional pack is released.
How to enjoy Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive games?
As a reminder, the N64 and Mega Drive games will be available via an additional pack to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription, which will be released by the end of the month. For the moment, Nintendo has not specified what will be the cost of this additional subscription, nor its exact date of availability. However, we did get a glimpse of the games coming to Nintendo Switch, here’s a reminder:
Nintendo 64 :
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Kart 64
- Lylat Wars
- Sin and Punishment
- Mario 64
- Mario Tennis 64
- Operation: WinBack
- Yoshi’s Story
Mega Drive :
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
These are just the games available when the pack launches, and more will join later. For now, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can still enjoy a slew of NES and SNES games at no extra cost.
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