Four new Nintendo Switch Online games have been announced by the Japanese hardware and software developer.
If you're unfamiliar with Nintendo Switch Online, it's exactly what it says on the tin: Nintendo's service for playing their games online. In addition to allowing multiplayer gameplay and other benefits, the service also provides players with a library of classic NES and SNES games that run on the console. A number of these games also have special versions with upgraded or changed gameplay modes, letting even longtime players experience something new.
A press release from Nintendo has announced that there will be four new titles coming to the service in mid-February 2020, two of which will be for the NES and two of which will be for the SNES.
What Are the New Nintendo Switch Online Games?
Here are the new Nintendo Switch Online games, taken directly from Nintendo's press release:
New SNES Games
The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
New NES Games
Shadow of the Ninja
In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend.
Eliminator Boat Duel
In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land.
You'll be able to play these new Nintendo Switch Online games for yourself starting on February 19, 2020. If you don't yet have the service, you can sign up for Nintendo Switch Online at Nintendo's website.
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