Nintendo presents 5 new SEGA Switch Online games

While some people weren’t too happy with the more expensive tier, Nintendo just added new SEGA Switch Online games to the expansion package to make it more digestible. Nintendo launched the priciest option for its Switch Online ecosystem in October, bringing absolutely classic titles from its beloved Nintendo 64 library to NSO, as well as brilliant SEGA games with matching wireless gamepads (you have literally a few hours max to get into our hard-to-get Wireless N64 Controller FREE Giveaway). The SEGA roster, which starts now, has just grown with five additional titles added to the mix for expansion pack members, including cult classic Altered Beast. Head below for a more in-depth review.

New SEGA Switch Online Games

As you know from our launch title coverage, SEGA Switch Online games already included some fantastic options including Castlevania Bloodlines, Sonic 2, Golden Axe, Contra: Hard Corps, Eco the Dolphin, Strider and others. But as of now, you’ll find five new additions: Altered Beast, ToeJam & Earl, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermilion, and Thunder Force II:

Nintendo is also releasing a companion trailer to celebrate the new additions on YouTube:

Relive some of the iconic games that defined SEGA Genesis. Five additional powerful games have been added to the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library today and are playable now.

The 9to5toys take:

Currently, customers pay $20 per year for the Switch Online standard – the basic tier with online access alongside the SNES and NES game libraries. While most people would have been more than happy to add new games to this list, Nintendo instead decided to launch the bittersweet N64 and SEGA Genesis libraries at a price of $49.99 per year, which includes the standard package and what Nintendo calls the expansion pack. While the $50 price tag wouldn’t be much more than what Xbox and Sony charge for their respective online platforms, it was a tough pill to swallow for what is essentially a bunch of old games you can probably play for free with less- than legal and other ROM hacks. Still, it looks like Nintendo is doing its best to add value to the expansion pack with the new SEGA Switch Online games. Let’s just hope we see the price of membership drop or at least go on sale at some point (don’t hope).


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