N64 Games on Switch to Run at 60Hz in Europe, Confirms Nintendo - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 11 October 2021 / 2,388 Views
Nintendo of Europe has confirmed Nintendo 64 games when they are added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will run at a faster 60Hz and not the 50Hz of the PAL versions of games.
Select games will have the option to play the original PAL version with language options for those that prefer 50Hz.
"All Nintendo 64 games included with Nintendo Switch + Expansion Pack can be played in 60Hz English language versions," said Nintendo of Europe. "Select games will also have the option to play the original European PAL version with language options."
All Nintendo 64 games included with #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack can be played in 60Hz English language versions. Select games will also have the option to play the original European PAL version with language options. pic.twitter.com/nZeO4WQaPN— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 11, 2021
Nintendo last month announced Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, which will add add Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games to Nintendo Switch Online. Pricing for the new tier will be revealed closer to launch later this month.
Along with the new tier is the announcement of two special controllers for the Nintendo Switch priced at $49.99 / €49.99 / £39.99 each. They are wireless Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive controllers.
Here is the list of confirmed games coming to the Expansion tier:
- Super Mario 64
- Mario Kart 64
- Star Fox 64
- Yoshi’s Story
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Tennis
- Dr Mario 64
- Sin & Punishment
Sega Genesis / Mega Drive:
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Contra Hard Corps
- Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
Here are games coming after launch:
- Pokémon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- F-Zero X
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