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More evidence of SNES games coming to the Switch Online evidence surfaces





Are SNES games coming to the Switch Online service? Recent developments would certainly makes it seem like that. Just a few days back, we shared a list of SNES games that popped up in the source code for the Switch Online NES app. With the app being updated just yesterday, even more data has now been pulled that points to SNES games being added in the near future.

Along with the list of games that were detailed earlier in the week, we now have multiple games that show official descriptions alongside their names. On top of that, there are also various supported languages shown for these games. It's very clear that Nintendo is doing something with SNES games, we just aren't sure when they're going to make the news public!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

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Fan-Art - Custom SNES-themed Joy-Con

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Dataminer finds mention of 4 emulators in the Switch Online NES app

Dataminer Oatmealdome has been snooping around inside the Switch Online NES app, which has lead to the discovery of something very interesting. In the source code, the app makes mention of 4 different emulators. Those emulators are...

- Kachikachi (NES Classic)
- Canoe (SNES Classic)
- Hiyoko (???)
- Count (???)

The Switch Online NES app plays NES games in almost the exact same way that the NES Classic does, which makes it no surprise to see the same internal emulator being used for the app. Following that, it's not too surprising to see the SNES Classic emulator 'Canoe' mentioned here, as a big list of SNES games was just discovered in the app by dataminers earlier today. As for what Hiyoko and Count are, the only thing we know is that they're emulator names/codenames. Now what platforms they emulate remains to be seen.

Switch Online NES app datamined, mention of 22 different SNES games found

For awhile now, people have been saying that they want a traditional Virtual Console service on the Switch. Nintendo has said that their Switch Online NES app is the way things will be handled when it comes to classic content. The service itself isn't a bad idea by any means, but the trickle-feed of games and the NES-only titles are what's rubbing people the wrong way. The thing is, it looks like that might be changing in the near future.

Dataminer Kapu has been sniffed around the Switch Online NES app, and he noticed something very interesting. Tucked deep inside the data was mention of 22 different SNES games. The lineup includes...

- Super Mario Kart
- Super Soccer
- Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
- Demon's Crest
- Yoshi's Island
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby's Dream Course
- Pop'n Twinbee
- Star Fox
- Contra 3
- Kirby Super Star
- Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
- Kirby's Dream Land 3
- Super Metroid
- Super Mario World
- Pilotwings
- F-ZERO
- Star Fox 2
- Super Punch-Out!!
- The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Breath of Fire 2

It's not a big leap to think that the mtnion of these titles in the app's data would indicate that SNES games will soon be added to the service. That would go a long way to please fans, and I don't think anyone would be upset to see them added. Let's hope that's indeed the case!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

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Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!