We are intrigued by this unusually strong rumour
According to rumours made by “Nate the Hate”, Nintendo may finally be ready to bring its legendary handheld gaming library to the Nintendo Switch. Game Boy and Game Boy Color games will soon join the 100+ NES and SNES titles it offers through its Switch Online subscription. Nintendo Life confirms this on Tuesday and Eurogamer on Friday. This is not a rumour we hear every day.
It’s unknown which titles will arrive, and I don’t expect my favourites to be there, especially beginners. Nintendo has been slow to curate its NES and SNES libraries on Switch. Some of the titles are very deep cuts, and many titles such as Earthbound, Chrono trigger, and Super Mario RPG remain missing two years later.
It makes sense that Nintendo would increase the number of classic games, especially since the Switch is already in its prime, and Nintendo sees its rivals capitalize on remakes, next-gen patches, and remasters that make older games look better and give their consoles different life.
CAN THIS IMPLY THAT A GAME BOY CLASSIC EDITION IS NOT HAPPENING??
We wondered for a time if Nintendo would keep going down the NES Classic/SNES Classic route and release limited-edition USB versions of its Game Boy and Nintendo 64 with preloaded video games. The Game Boy’s 30th Anniversary was over without a mini Game Boy. And now, we are in the middle of a chip shortage. I would love to see more opportunities for new gamers to enjoy old classics. This includes remakes such as Link’s Awakening, originally on Game Boy Color and Game Boy Color.
We hope Game Boy Advance gets it too. Because Metroid Dread’s prequel Metroid Fusion is a great game, and some amazing Fire Emblem games were made. Oh, and Golden Sun. Eurogamer has stated that other consoles than Game Boy Color and Game Boy Color are possible.
Nintendo made a funny statement about the topic: “We have no announcements on this subject.”
What Game Boy Color and Game Boy Game Boy games do you want to add to your shortlist? I am going with Wario Land, Pokemon Pinball.
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