On top of online play and cloud saves, the Nintendo Switch Online service gives subscribers access to a library of classic NES games, which Nintendo plans to regularly expand with more titles every month. October’s update brought NES Open, Super Dodge Ball, and Solomon’s Key to the service, and now another batch of NES games is set to arrive next week.
Nintendo is rolling out three more NES games for Nintendo Switch Online on Wednesday, November 14. This month’s additions include Konami’s top-down shoot-’em-up TwinBee, the platformer Mighty Bomb Jack, and Nintendo’s classic sci-fi adventure, Metroid. You can take a look at each game in the trailer below.
On top of the three titles Nintendo added to the NES library last month, October’s update included an additional surprise: a special save data of The Legend of Zelda that gives players access to Link’s entire arsenal of weapons and a ton of Rupees from the outset. The company has teased that more “fun new entry points into fan-favorite games” are on the way, so next week’s batch of games may also include a similar surprise.
There are currently 23 NES games available on the service, with new ones set to arrive every month. In December, Nintendo will add Wario’s Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo. No further titles have been announced just yet, but we’ve put together a gallery of NES games we want to see added to the service.
All of the NES games on Switch support online play, though in the case of traditionally single-player titles like Metroid, that comes in the form of screen sharing and “passing” control of the game back and forth. If you need help figuring out how to set up a session, we’ve outlined how to play Switch’s NES games online. Switch Online subscribers can also pre-order a set of NES-style Joy-Con controllers, which are scheduled to start shipping out in mid-December.