Excitebike 64 Revs Up For Nintendo Switch Online Next Week

Published: August 25, 2023 3:35 AM /


The Nintendo 64 box art for Excitebike 64 against a dirt backdrop, representing the game coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has announced another beloved N64 classic for Nintendo Switch Online in the form of racer Excitebike 64.

The game is coming to the service's Expansion Pack addon next week, joining other N64 games like Pokemon StadiumPaper Mario, and Pokemon Snap.

To accompany this announcement, Nintendo also released a rather cute retro-inspired trailer in the style of an old-school 90s video game ad, showing off all the things you can do in Excitebike 64.

You can check that trailer out here. If you played Excitebike 64 when it first came out way back when, then you'll likely enjoy the nostalgic vibes of this trailer even more.

Although the Switch Online version of Excitebike 64 will mostly be a pretty faithful conversion of the N64 game, you can look forward to a couple of bells and whistles.

For instance, the visuals have been sharpened up a little so that things aren't quite so blocky (although this is still the N64 we're talking about), and you can also enjoy local and online multiplayer with other Switch users.

Excitebike 64 comes to Switch Online's Expansion Pack feature on August 30th.

If you're not familiar with Expansion Pack, it's an extra addon for Switch Online that grants access to additional content like retro Genesis and Game Boy Advance games, as well as DLC for certain Switch games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

This is on top of the regular Nintendo Switch Online service, which offers a range of Game Boy, NES, and SNES titles, none of which you need the Expansion Pack to enjoy.

You can sign up for Nintendo Switch Online right now via either the official Nintendo website or your Switch console. Stay tuned for more info on which other retro games will make their way to the service in the future!


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