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Nintendo Switch is getting SNES games and a controller

Published: 08:41, 05 September 2019
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Super Metroid

Super Metroid is coming to Nintendo Switch along with 19 other Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. To complete the nostalgia-driven engine, Nintendo have also announced an SNES controller for Switch is coming soon as well.

Nintendo Direct that recently happened went all out, announcing a pile of extremely interesting titles coming to Nintendo Switch. Within that pile was another pile, namely a collection of 20 SNES games that will be available to Nintendo Switch Online users who are yearning to relive the '90s through Switch screens.

Nintendo didn't specifically say at which hour the games would become available but they should be rolling out on 5 September 2019.

Provided they are using Nintendo Switch Online, the nostalgic fans will get:

  • Brawl Brothers
  • Breath of Fire
  • Demon's Crest
  • F-Zero
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Pilotwings
  • Star Fox
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Super EDF Earth Defense Force
  • Super Ghouls'n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Tennis
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Considering Nintendo announced their plans to add a Nintendo Switch Online library of SNES games, it means this is just the first wave and more games are to come. 

In case fans want to go full retro to satisfy their nostalgic needs, the company also announced an SNES controller for Nintendo Switch. No exact release date was provided, except that the sales will kick off later in September 2019.

As you can imagine, the controllers will be offered only to the Switch Owners who also subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo Picture of the SNES controller for Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch - SNES controller

Considering the handheld nature of Switch, the controllers will forego some nostalgia in order to conform to the modern standards. The controllers will be wireless and will be charged through a USB port.

Each controller will cost $30 and there is a limit of four purchases per Nintendo Switch Online account.

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