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Renewal of Nintendo Switch Online and the arrival of Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii games in April

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Renewal of Nintendo Switch Online and the arrival of Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii games in April

Recently, information has been circulating about a possible, unofficially confirmed renewal of Nintendo Switch Online. Via Reddit, more has been shared about these rumors, and here we bring you everything we know about it and the sources from where it came from.

The rumor points to the following:

  • Nintendo Switch Online will be renewed for the end of March/beginning of April
  • This will be done to take advantage of emulated games from Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii, which would be offered on this service in a similar way to Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • Nintendo Switch Online would offer games of these consoles in HD paying a price
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Fire Emblem could return with this feature

Where appropriates this information? The sources are as follows:

  • Resetera user Thugsta, who has successfully leaked Nintendo plans in the past, has now repeatedly hinted that Nintendo Switch Online updates are coming soon.
  • ArcadeGirl64 (Emily Rogers) has also mentioned that Nintendo wants to have as many past titles in HD as possible
  • The dataminer OatmealDome found that the emulated games of Super Mario 3D All-Stars have functions that have nothing to do with the 3D Mario games and yet they are present in Paper Mario or Mario Strikers

To this, these data are also added that would fit with these plans:

  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Fire Emblem officially disappear from the eShop on March 31, so this would be a way for them to return.
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars was run by the European Team (NERD), which is also in charge of the Nintendo Switch Online apps.
  • Nintendo’s release schedule is suspiciously empty in April 2021
  • The more than 10 million people who purchased Animal Crossing in March / April 2020 are set to expire their Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions around April of this year, so Nintendo would seek an incentive for them to renew.
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