Nintendo could be preparing to add new NES and SNES.Nintendo could be preparing to add more titles to its NES and SNES libraries on Nintendo Switch Online.
As per the NinStatusBot Twitter account – a profile that tracks Nintendo’s maintenance windows – both the NES and SNES apps will go down for maintenance on Thursday. In the morning between 00:55 – 02:00 UTC.
Nintendo could be preparing to add new NES and SNES games to Switch Online
Nintendo many times takes its console apps down for maintenance. This, adds a new title to the game. Suggesting it may make an announcement either today or on Thursday morning.
The last time both apps went down for maintenance was right after the last Nintendo Direct, which resulted in the addition of Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings to the service.
The last time when they got the new titles was before that was back in July 2021. This also saw them both undergoing maintenance beforehand.
The N64 app received maintenance right before Banjo-Kazooie was added to the service. This was on January 20.
The last time when the Mega Drive app underwent maintenance, was on December 16, 2021, after which five games had been added – ToeJam & Earl, Altered Beast, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermillion, and Thunder Force II.
Past instances, then, suggest that new NES and SNES titles are possibly on the way. Though one should note that this is not a certainty. In the past, both the NES and SNES apps have also undergone maintenance. This has not resulted in the addition of new titles to their libraries.
Just before Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings, the last time the SNES library had received new games. This is before that was before July 28, 2021.
The NES library, meanwhile, hadn’t received a new title since May 2021, when it received Jaleco’s Famicom action game Ninja JaJaMaru-Kun.