Rumour: Could We Be Getting New NES And SNES Games For Switch Online?

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The Switch Online retro library is slowly growing in size, and while a lot of the focus has been on the N64 and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis libraries, it seems Nintendo could possibly be preparing a NES and SNES update.

The Twitter account NinStatusBot – which is used to track maintenance and server outages for Nintendo’s network services – has revealed that scheduled maintenance for NES and SNES will be taking place on the 27th of May (aka tomorrow). Unsurprisingly, it’s already sent social media into a frenzy.

The last time we shared something like this, Nintendo ended up releasing three more games for its NES and SNES library. These titles included Earthworm Jim 2 for Super Nintendo, along with Dig Dug II and Mappy-Land for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Some other games released on these services so far this year include Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings. The Sega Mega Drive / Genesis app have also received a number of game updates this year.

Of course, this maintenance may also lead to nothing at all, so there are no guarantees here. There have been some instances where apps have undergone maintenance and there have been no new games added to the Switch Online service.

If Nintendo did release more NES and SNES games for the Switch Online subscription service in the near future, what would you like to see? Leave a comment down below.