Nintendo Switch Online adds more NES and SNES games next week

Nintendo Switch Online NES SNES

Nintendo broke with tradition this generation by charging for their online services. To make it more worthwhile, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers gain access to a digital library of classic games. The service started with NES titles, then later expanded to include SNES as well. However, new additions have been few and far between lately. Fortunately, an update is just around the corner. Nintendo just announced six more games for the service. You can check out the reveal trailer below!

Nintendo Switch Online’s new additions

SNES and NES library expanded

Nintendo Switch Online will receive its next update next week on Thursday, December 12. The expanded SNES library will include Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star, Star Fox 2, and Breath of Fire 2. The new NES additions include Crystalis and Journey to Silius. Nintendo has provided the following descriptions:

Star Fox 2 – This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Fox series was first designed for Super NES, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time, Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action.

Super Punch-Out!! – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake.

Kirby Super Star – That awful King Dedede is at it again – he’s stolen all the food in Dream Land. It’s up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Popstar from being taken over. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights!

Breath of Fire II – Set 500 years after the original, take on the role of Ryu, the last member of the Dragon Clan. A cast of unusual and exciting companions join you in your adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery.

Crystalis – An epic story for action-RPG fans is ready to unfold. Set in a world where civilization lies in ruins, the young protagonist awakes from cryogenic sleep and the adventure begins. Collect the Sword of Wind and venture into the unknown.

Journey to Silius – Join Jay on his run-and-gun mission to take down the mechanical army responsible for his father’s death. Defeat endless waves of attack robots and fulfill his father’s dream of developing a space colony in the Silius Solar System.

This brings the total number of Nintendo Switch Online SNES games to 24, while the NES games number 50. It’s a nice update with a few fan-favorites, but many classics are still missing. Personally, I can’t wait to get a copy of EarthBound on my Switch.


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.