It’s being reported that the Nintendo Switch Online service could soon see Game Boy and Game Color games in the near future.
The reports come from sources at Eurogamer confirming rumours from the Nate the Hate podcast and Nintendo Life earlier this week. They cite a 2019 datamine that found four emulators inside the same Nintendo Switch app currently used on the service to emulate NES and SNES games.
Said datamine actually came all the way back in January of 2019, and at that time the service was only offering NES games. Three other emulators were found within the code including one for the SNES, and sure enough SNES games were added to the service in September of that same year. The other two emulators, however, seem to have remained relatively unknown until now.
Interestingly, Eurogamer also claim “other retro platforms” are also on the cards. However, they don’t say which ones they are. The Nintendo Switch Online service has had several games added on a semi-regular basis over the last few years. The catalogue currently stands at around 80 NES games and 50 SNES games, depending on region. The most recent additions to the service came back in July.
Nintendo are yet to confirm or deny these new reports, so take this news with a required pinch of salt. However, there’s certainly a fairly extensive library of potential Game Boy titles to pick from. From the top of our head, we’d love to see Tetris and the original Pokémon Red and Blue. Perhaps Metroid II: Return of Samus would be a timely choice? We’ll see.
We’ll keep you in the loop should any official announcement arrive from Nintendo.