During the today's September Direct presentation, Nintendo unveiled a brand-new tier for its Nintendo Online Services platform that will contain a selection of retro games from the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive) consoles. A couple of new controllers matching the new announcement were also confirmed for the Switch.
Named the Expansion Pack, this N64 and Genesis game carrying new tier will sit on top of the standard Nintendo Switch Online membership, and it is slated to go live in late October. The games announced to be available exclusively via the service at launch were as follows:
|Nintendo 64||Sega Genesis|
More titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Pokémon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and Paper Mario will be added later as the Expansion Pack service matures. Unfortunately, pricing was not revealed today, but it is slated to sit higher than the current $19.99 per year cost of the regular membership.
Relive the glory days with authentic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis wireless controllers. Both will be available for purchase for $49.99 each to any #NintendoSwitchOnline members. Stay tuned for more information to come. pic.twitter.com/MENafDLLRs— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the company is also bringing out official Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis Wireless Controllers for the Switch. These will come in at $49.99 each but once again, no exact release dates were revealed today. Check them out in the tweet above.