Nintendo Switch Online will also host Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive titles through a new additional subscription.

Nintendo Direct has confirmed the arrival of the rumored Virtual Console of the Nintendo 64 on the Nintendo hybrid console. Totally surprising, however, was the announcement of the titles for SEGA Mega Drive. The two retro digital consoles will arrive starting in late October via a new update that will do from optional upgrade to the one already existing. After the trailer you will find the official press release:

"Nintendo Switch Online + Add-on Pack: A new membership for Nintendo Switch Online, coming at the end of October, with a catalog of classics for Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive. In addition to offering all the benefits of current memberships, such as online play, access to an ever-expanding catalog of classics for the NES and Super NES, and more, it will allow, for the very first time, to play games like Mario Kart online. 64 along with up to three other users (additional accessories required, sold separately). The Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive games available at launch are listed below, along with the titles to be added soon:

Nintendo 64 games available at launch:

  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario barth 64
  • Lylat Wars
  • Sin and Punishment
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Tennis 64
  • Operation: WinBack
  • Yoshi's Story

Nintendo 64 games coming soon (more to come later!)

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Pokémon Snap
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Mario Golf
  • Paper Mario
  • F-Zero X

SEGA Mega Drive Games Available at Launch:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Here is the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Golden Ax
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • MUSHA
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining force
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Strider

Nintendo Switch Online members will soon be able to pre-order two new wireless controllers inspired by the original Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive controllers, which can be used to play this catalog of classics on Nintendo Switch. More details on Nintendo Switch Online + Add-on package, including launch date and price, will be revealed in the future. "

The two controllers mentioned will be available at $ 49,99 each, a not exactly cheap price for what, in the end, will be two coveted collector's items. We do not yet have information about the price of the new online subscription, but we will not fail to update you as soon as we have information.