As we have told you several times since last week, the Mega Drive and Nintendo 64 games will soon join the Nintendo Switch Online catalog. But before the N64 games were hinted at by the rumor, it was talking about the addition of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. Have the plans changed? Several sources believe not.
The Game Boy and Game Boy Color games should indeed be added to the Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) catalog. Their absence of the service announcement during the last Nintendo Direct doesn’t change that. In any case, this is what various sources assert which had affirmed the arrival of titles from Nintendo portable consoles.
Tom Philips of Eurogamer had indicated that his sources had told him about the arrival of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on the Switch service. And he also said that more consoles would be added to the service. Nintendo Direct suites, he confirmed that these other consoles were the Mega Drive and the Nintendo 64.
In parallel to that, the NintendoLife site and the podcaster “Nate the Hate“reaffirmed that the addition of GB and GBC games is still planned. But they don’t know when it will be. And by their own admission, the various sources explain that they do not know either where these Game Boy games will be placed vis-à-vis the pricing of the service. Nate the Hâte expects these portable games to be linked to the first level of the subscription.
Soon the Game Boy Switch?
As a reminder, Nintendo revealed that to access Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive games, just NSO subscription will not be enough. Switch users will have to take a Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack subscription. Subscription for which the price has not yet been communicated.
The podcaster therefore thinks that subscribers to the “basic” formula of NSO will have access to GB and GBC games. According to him, Nintendo did not announce them during the last Nintendo Direct so as not to create confusion. The main thing for Nintendo was to talk about the Mega Drive and Nintendo 64 games and the new pricing.
For your information, Nate the Hate is a reputable incentive. He had revealed the addition of N64 games and a new level of NSO membership in early September. So all does not seem lost for fans of Nintendo’s first portable consoles. It remains to be seen when the Kyoto firm deems it relevant to announce their arrival in its service.
What do you think of these new statements? Do you think Game Boy and Game Boy Color games will be added to NSO soon? If so, are you interested? Nintendo did it right to focus its announcement on the N64 and Mega Drive? Tell us all in the comments below.