Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis Switch Controllers Revealed
Nintendo Switch Online now supports the Nintendo 64 and, surprisingly, the Sega Genesis. These classic games can also be played with special Nintendo 64 or Sega Genesis Switch controllers.
Nintendo Switch Online received mixed reviews since its launch shortly after the Switch was launched. Although it’s nice to get a variety of NES and SNES games with your online membership, this was Nintendo’s replacement for the Virtual Console. Fans believed that if Nintendo wasn’t going to remove its Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Nintendo DS games from the shop, then it should make more available through Nintendo Switch Online. It seems that fans were heard as Nintendo has brought Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games to Nintendo Switch Online.
Nintendo has announced that Switch versions of the classic console controllers, including Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games, will be made available online through Nintendo Switch Online. These controllers work in the same way as the Nintendo Switch Online NES or SNES controllers and look identical to the Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 controllers of the 90s. However, they have the modern capabilities of a modern controller. These controllers can be used on other consoles, unlike the originals. They are likely to be registered as Pro controllers.
It appears that these controllers are going to be distributed exclusively by Nintendo. During the Direct, the statement “Available to Nintendo Switch Online Members” is displayed across the top of screen. The bottom of the screen has text that explains that controllers can only be purchased with a paid Nintendo Switch Online account. Although it is not yet known when the controllers will launch, each one is $49.99.
This cool offer by Nintendo is sure to bring back the retro feel while still playing retro games. The best part about this is that Sega Genesis games will now be available through a Nintendo subscription. A genuine Nintendo-based Genesis controller can also be purchased. Sega may have won the console wars, since Nintendo now makes products from Sega history.
Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Adding Sega Genesis Games
Many fans had been wondering what the next update to Nintendo Switch Online would look like. They speculated about possible Nintendo 64 and Game Boy games. The latest Nintendo Direct announced details. Many fans were surprised to learn that SEGA Genesis games are also coming to the subscription of Nintendo 64 titles just in time for the console’s 25th anniversary.
In the 1990s, Nintendo and SEGA were fighting for the console market. SEGA was famous for inventing the phrase “Genesis Does What Nintendon’t” as well as aggressive marketing campaigns against the biggest competitor. This collaboration has brought the Genesis back to life 30 years later with Nintendo Switch Online.
In the Nintendo Direct, September 23rd, SEGA Genesis titles were announced. This is part of Nintendo Switch Online’s new payment plan. The “Expansion Pack” plan includes the Nintendo 64 games. It is named after an old N64 perhipheral. It is not yet known what the price of this plan will be, but it is expected to be discussed later.
To date, 14 games have been confirmed to be available when the collection arrives in October. These include Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin and Streets of Rage. Nintendo has gone to great lengths to make the collection available, even selling wireless Genesis controllers that can be used with the Nintendo Switch. NSO members can only purchase the unique throwback controller, which is identical to its last release of NES- and SNES-themed controllers.
This team-up is certain to be a surprise for old-school gamers everywhere considering SEGA’s competitive history. Sonic was designed to compete with Mario in sales. Now even the console that he was meant for is at home with Nintendo, despite all the history between the companies.
The problem with the collaboration is whether fans will believe the collection is worthwhile, especially considering SEGA has made efforts to make older games more widely available through the SEGA Forever campaign. As a result, the Genesis titles may be more dependent on the Nintendo 64 collection than the actual price. Fans who are looking forward to both collections should wait until the Nintendo Switch Online’s Extension Pack’s price is revealed in the next few week before making a decision.
Nintendo Reveals More N64 Games Coming to Switch Online in Future Updates
The confirmation that an additional tier will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online membership was one of the most significant announcements at Thursday’s Nintendo Direct. The “Expansion Pack” subscription will give you access to select games from the Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64. However, the price is not yet known. Nintendo revealed several Nintendo 64 games that would not be available at launch but will be released later.
Ocarina of Time will be one of the largest offerings when the new service launches late October. It is fitting that The Legend of Zelda will be one of the first Nintendo 64 games added later. This sequel to Ocarina of Time will also be available. It’s a thrilling occasion because neither of these Nintendo 64 Zelda classics is available elsewhere on the Nintendo Switch.
There are several other Nintendo 64 games being released via the Nintendo Switch online expansion pack. These include Mario Golf and Paper Mario. Unfortunately, Sega Genesis games weren’t teased. It is unclear if there will be any more.
The teased future releases are far less than what has been revealed for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack launch. The service will launch with 9 Nintendo 64 games (including Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64), as well as 14 Sega Genesis titles, such as Ecco the Dolphin or Sonic the Hedgehog 2. There are 23 games at launch, with 7 more in the pipeline. This brings the total number of games to 30.
There is another chance for those who are excited about Nintendo’s plans to make Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games available. Nintendo will release Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 controllers exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The controllers will cost $49.99 each and require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. They are completely optional.
The final details of Nintendo’s launch of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass are still to be revealed. This means there is currently no price and there is no release date beyond October. Nintendo confirmed that existing subscribers can add the Expansion Pass to their subscription or keep it as is. Other than the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, there are no other Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass advantages.