Were you holding out hope that Nintendo was oging to bring back their Virtual Console service even after they unveiled further Switch Online plans last night? Well, here's the final nail in the coffin. A Nintendo spokesperson has officially squashed the idea.
“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems. There are a variety of ways in which classic games from Nintendo and other publishers are made available on Nintendo Switch, such as through Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo eShop or as packaged collections,” the Nintendo spokesperson said. “Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online will provide a fun new way to experience classic NES games that will be different from the Virtual Console service, thanks to enhancements such as added online play, voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online app and the various play modes of Nintendo Switch.”
That's it, boys and girls. You get the NES lineup with online play, and that's all we know for sure right now. I'm sorry to bring you the bad news!