Nintendo has confirmed that the N64 games included in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack will all support 60Hz.
Last month during a Nintendo Direct event, it was announced that the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service would be getting an “Expansion Pack”. This Expansion Pack would add classic N64 and SEGA Mega Drive titles to the online game library, for an additional cost.
However, fans were wondering as to whether the N64 games included in the Expansion Pack would be the 60Hz versions available in the US or the lower 50Hz of Europe. While the difference between 50Hz and 60Hz is quite minimal, 60Hz games do perform at a slightly better 20% increased frequency.
50hz or 60hz, that is the question?
Thankfully, Nintendo has confirmed that all N64 games included in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack will not only be the English versions but they will also be 60Hz. Furthermore, you will also have the option to play the European PAL 50Hz versions if you wish.
While Nintendo still leaves us hanging on how much the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack will cost, they did remind us that the additional service will launch at the end of this month.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack launches later this month. Find out more: https://t.co/Hd1sfjTqcF— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) October 11, 2021
Below is a list of the N64 and SEGA Mega Drives titles we can expect to see at launch and post-launch:
N64 GAMES (LAUNCH)
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Kart 64
- Lylat Wars
- Sin and Punishment
- Dr. Mario 64
- Mario Tennis 64
- Operation: WinBack
- Yoshi’s Story
UPCOMING N64 GAMES (MORE TO COME)
- Pokémon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- F-Zero X
SEGA MEGA DRIVE GAMES (LAUNCH)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
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