Nintendo rewinds time back to 1990 with old SNES games release

Yolanda Curtis
September 10, 2019

One thing's for sure: We'll assuredly find out more on September 12 when Nintendo reveals whatever this is teasing.

This week, Nintendo made a big announcement: Super Nintendo games will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online classic game library at no additional cost (it's now $20/£17.99 a year). Don't expect to see Kyle brushing shoulders with Rey, Finn, Rose, and Poe in the Resistance just because you can play Jedi Knight II on a Switch.

A new trailer for Overwatch's Switch debut has been embedded above.


Following the announcement and subsequent release of SNES games as a part of the Nintendo Online Subscription service, Nintendo also quietly announced a change to their retro games release scheduling.

"Overwatch brings players together to cooperate and compete in a bright and optimistic vision of the future, and we're looking forward to welcoming Nintendo Switch gamers into the fun", said J. Allen Brack, the President of Blizzard Entertainment.

The SNES was released in the United States in 1991, shortly after its launch in Japan, and went on to become the best-selling gaming console of its generation. At any rate, it is now possible to play a selection of SNES games on the Nintendo Switch.


"Without question, Jedi Outcast is the most enjoyable and accomplished Star Wars game yet", wrote Game Informer's Andrew Reiner as he gave it a near ideal review score.

It's unbelievable to see Overwatch finally make it to the Nintendo Switch.

Further, those who purchase pre-purchase Overwatch by October 15 will receive the Noire Widowmaker skin. Unleash your creativity in the Workshop and use powerful scripting tools to build elaborate custom games that can be shared and played on any platform. We'll have to wait and see whether or not this is ultimately better.


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