Slowly but surely, Nintendo has added games from casual fun to its paid Switch Online service. With a standard Switch Online domain name, members can access over 100 NES and SNES games. Nintendo also introduced an “Expansion Pack” for service last fall to include Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games for an additional $ 30 each year. Now, a new leak has revealed that Nintendo may be adding GBA games to Switch Online as well.
Are GBA games coming to Nintendo Switch Online?
On Monday, Twitter used Trash_Bandatcoot sharing similar screenshots of the leaked files first appeared on 4chan. Hours later, Kaitlyn Molinas flew to break the impact of the leak on Twitter. First, a leaked NES Online application showing all the titles that were available with some unreleased content. There are titles that are not released in the app Pac-Man, Tetris, Galaga, Kanaka Megaa Castlevania.
Molinas said the leaked app will be launched in October 2019. However, there are still games that have not been available on Nintendo Switch Online since that day, indicating that Nintendo planned its release series years ago. .
But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The leak was also reported on two development emulators – one for the Game Boy and the other for the Game Boy Advance. As you can see above, Nintendo appears to be testing some GB and GBA games, including Pinball Pokemon, Gold day, Mario Kart: Great Circle, The Way of Linka Super Mario Land.
More details flew
Trash_Bandatcoot also notes that the GBA emulator is called Sloop, and the standard Game Boy emulator is called Hiyoko. Nintendo European Research & Development (NERD) has been credited with developing these unpublished emulators. A Twitter user said that both emulators are working now, but they have some bugs.
But other than that, there are some references to the EZFlash boxes in the leaked files. These boxes are valuable assets for the homebrew community, but Nintendo has complained that they should be removed from the shelves because they are being used by hackers.
As Kotaku pointing out, YouTuber ModernVintageGamer was skeptical about this leak:
Rumors of new games being added to Nintendo Switch Online have been floating around for years. There is no doubt that Nintendo will add more fun to its web service to attract more subscribers in the future. Now, the real question is whether Nintendo will choose to lock these games after the Expansion Pack.
How to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online
There are several subscriptions for Nintendo Switch Online: $ 3.99 for one month, $ 7.99 for three months, and $ 19.99 for one year. There’s a family member that costs $ 34.99, but can support up to eight separate Nintendo accounts.
If you’re looking to earn more from your paid membership, the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is $ 49.99 a year. The Expansion Pack includes the N64 and Genesis names, as well as extensions as well Mario Kart 8 a Animals: New Horizons. In some cases, the Switch Online + Expansion Pack can also feature GBA games.