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Nintendo Moves Away From Monthly Releases For NES & SNES Libraries


This week’s Nintendo Direct took many by storm with the lineup of announcements that the company had in-store for the gradually growing Nintendo Switch. While Nintendo did shed some light on upcoming titles like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Luigi’s Mansion 3, the company did also reveal that Nintendo Switch Online users will also receive a new library following the airing presentation.

Revealing that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be joining alongside its preceding hardware, users who are already subscribed to the online service will receive the new library of games for no additional cost. Games like Super Metroid, Star Fox, and F-Zero are just a few of the nostalgic gems players are eager to replay on the Switch.

However, the company is looking to stir away from the traditional release schedule for the two libraries with a monthly addition of two new games for the NES and now the SNES. According to a Nintendo Representative who spoke with Business Insider, Nintendo will not apply the next shipment of games to its systematically structured releases.

“More NES games will be added in the future, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule,” the business outlet was told in an email. “More Super NES games will be added after launch, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule.”

What this entirely means for the two catalogue of retro titles is that Nintendo is resorting to lengthen the amount of time necessary to properly supply games for both emulated platforms. The representative did clarify to “look forward to future announcements” regarding the release schedules for both the NES and SNES.

Are you fine waiting the extra time Nintendo needs to bring new games to Nintendo Switch Online members?

Source: Business Insider

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