News today says Nintendo is Set to Bring Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to Switch Online. Nintendo may be finally ready to bring its storied handheld gaming library to the Nintendo Switch. Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles may soon join the 100-plus NES and SNES games that it offers via its Switch online subscription service. This information was provided according to rumors from a podcast corroborated by Nintendo Life on Tuesday and now again by The Verge.
Literally, it’s not every day that we see a Nintendo rumor that strong. Currently (September 4, 2021, there is no word on which titles might arrive and I wouldn’t necessarily expect your favorites to be among them. Nintendo has currently curated its SNES and NES libraries for Switch very slowly.
Nintendo is Set to Bring Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to Switch Online
It makes a lot of sense that Nintendo would ramp up more classic content and particularly now that the Switch is well into its life and Nintendo is watching its competitors capitalize on remasters and next-gen patches that make older games look better and give their new consoles some more life.
According to The Verge, they were wondering if Nintendo would continue going down the NES Classic and SNES Classic route. They are releasing cute limited edition miniature USB versions of its Game Boy or Nintendo 64 with preloaded games on board.
Now we are in the midst of a global chip shortage as the Game Boy’s 30th anniversary came and went without a miniature Game Boy. People would love to see more opportunities to let new games in on old classics. These classics should not just be in terms of remakes like Link’s Awakening (originally on Game Boy and Game Boy Color).
The Verge says they are hoping for Game Boy Advance too be because folks playing the new Metroid Dread deserve to play its amazing prequel Metroid Fusion and some of the best fire emblem games ever made came out there.