5 Classic Rare Games Announced For Switch, Out Right Now


As part of the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, Nintendo announced that five classic titles from esteemed British game studio Rare are coming to Nintendo Switch. Subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack don’t have to wait to play the games, either, as they’re all launching today.

Rare’s fighting game Killer Instinct and the beat-em-up Battletoads In Battlemaniacs are joining the SNES classic games library, while Snake Rattle N Roll and R.C. Pro-Am are joining the catalog of classic NES titles. The fifth game is the vehicular action game Blast Corps, which is being added to the Nintendo 64 catalog of classic games available to subscribers.

Of note, the entire Nintendo 64 classic games catalog requires the more expensive Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

Some were hoping to see one of Rare’s newest games, Sea of Thieves, get announced for Nintendo Switch during the Nintendo Direct event. However, that did not happen. Two other Xbox games were announced for Switch, though, including Grounded and Pentiment.

The Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase also included news of Epic Mickey Rebrushed, Mother 3, and the classic Star Wars: Battlefront games for Switch.

For more, check out GameSpot’s rundown of all the biggest announcements from the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase.