Nintendo Switch Online Brings Three Games To US For First Time Ever


Nintendo has reached deep in its bag for new retro additions to the Switch Online catalog. In fact, three of the games now available on the subscription service have never even been released in the US previously.

Of course, one of those games features the pink puffball with Kirby’s Star Stacker on SNES. Intriguingly, the Game Boy version of this puzzle title did release in North America, but the SNES edition is a remake that only came out in Japan. A unique Kirby game came to Nintendo Switch Online in June–Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble–along with Kirby’s Dream Land 2 arriving earlier this year for the service.

The other two previously unreleased games in the US include Joy Mech Fight and Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day for NES. The former is a fighting game developed by Nintendo, with the latter being part of the River City franchise.

The final addition this time for Nintendo Switch Online is Quest for Camelot on Game Boy Color. It’s an action-RPG based on the 1998 animated film of the same name.

Last month, Pokemon Trading Card Game launched on Nintendo Switch Online. And in late July, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons of Oracle of Ages appeared on the subscription service. All three titles originally released on Game Boy Color.

As a reminder, Nintendo Switch Online is the basic subscription service that costs $20 annually. The premium Expansion Pack tier costs $50 per year and includes retro system games catalogs for Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, and Sega Genesis–among other bonuses.