During today’s Nintendo Direct, there was a bit of information regarding Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. A bunch of games were confirmed to be coming to the service. These games will be coming out gradually. If it is anything like how previous adventures were added, expect one a month. The Nintendo 64 games being added include the following: Pilotwings 64, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, 1080° Snowboarding, Excitebike 64, and (its own major story) GoldenEye 007. How the Stadium games will work without the Nintendo 64 Transfer Pack is beyond me.
Here is the official news straight from Nintendo:
- More Nintendo 64 Games Headed to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack: With an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you can enjoy a selection of Nintendo 64 games and many more gaming benefits, like access to select DLC**** for select Nintendo Switch games and classic SEGA Genesis, NES and Super NES games. In addition to the current library of classic games, the following games will be gradually added to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online collection: Pilotwings 64, Mario Party and Mario Party 2 in 2022, with Mario Party 3, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, 1080° Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 coming in 2023. Plus, enjoy the classic first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 with online multiplayer for the first time ever … coming soon to Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online. Stay tuned for more details about launch dates in the future!
I’m happy some of these titles will launch before the end of the year. Especially two of the Mario Party games. The holidays will be quite warm when friendships are ruined forever.