Double Dragon II and more come to Nintendo Switch Online on June 12

Double Dragon II and more come to Nintendo Switch Online on June 12

Another month means another round of new retro titles for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Late last night, Nintendo revealed the next trio of classic games arriving to the NES Online service on June 12: Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball, and City Connection.

Punch, spike, and drive

The press release breaks down the new games coming to NES Online as follows:

  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marian. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and ultimately save the world?
  • Volleyball – Enjoy a game of volleyball as you spike for a point, slam a perfect serve and make a save that wins the game for your team. As captain, you’ll lead your team through a fast-paced warm-up round, and then quickly move into the heat of real volleyball competition. The first team to 15 points wins the set, and the first team to win three sets takes the match.
  • City Connection – After breaking into an exclusive paint store in New York City, you’re on the run from the cops! Carrying leaky 10-gallon cans of paint, drive over every mile of New York City highways before catching a boat to England. From there, you will go on a tour of the world, avoiding the police and leaking paint everywhere you go.

Step up your games

Granted, the NES versions of Double Dragon II and City Connection might not be your speed. However, there is a lot more fun to be found on the eShop. HAMSTER Co. already published the souped up arcade versions of both titles onto the Switch under the Arcade Archives series, so be sure to check those out.

Naturally, these games make fine additions to the (slowly) growing lineup of the NES Online library. That said, even now there remains one glaring omission among them. No, I’m not talking about the original Fire Emblem on Famicom that Japanese Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are currently enjoying. Neither am I talking about the allegedly datamined SNES titles from earlier this year.

Where is Circus Charlie, Nintendo?

Jokes aside, anything can happen now with E3 around the corner. Will Nintendo unveil further plans to significantly beef up the NES Online platform in the coming year? Here’s to hoping!

Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.