Nintendo’s official European Twitter account, Nintendo of Europe, has just announced that all Nintendo 64 games included in the Nintendo Switch Online + expansion pack will be playable in the English 60Hz versions. There will also be games included which can be played in their original European PAL versions if you really want that dose of European nostalgia.
Originally announced on September 23, 2021, it was quickly discovered that the trailers for the European version of the Nintendo Switch expansion pack online used the lower European PAL versions than classic games such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This meant that at the time we thought Europeans would be forced to play games at 50Hz instead of 60Hz, which meant you would play a 1 / 6th slower game. Considering that the Nintendo 64 is beloved and would have defined a generation of consoles, that would have been a bit too much nostalgia for those who wanted the best Nintendo 64 experience overall.
No pricing has been announced yet, but when the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription launches, players will be able to play nine Nintendo 64 games. Check them out below:
Other Nintendo 64 titles will also be added in the future. These are The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Golf, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario, and Pokémon Snap.
There will also be fourteen Sega Mega Drive titles that will be part of the online service expansion pack. You can also check them out below:
And of course, gamers will be able to grab Nintendo 64 wireless controllers and Sega Mega Drive controllers (only usable on the Switch online service) to really dive into that well of nostalgia:
Like the rest of us, you’re probably wondering when the service will release later this month and how much it will cost. Well, Nintendo has said it will be announced soon, which makes sense considering the end of October is only twenty days away. Until then, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details on this new addition to the Nintendo Switch Online service.
If you want to learn more while you wait, check out what the Nintendo 64 Mini would look like in 2017. Time flies, huh?