Nintendo has released their plans for Nintendo Switch Online, along with a list of 20 NES titles to play once the service is available in September. It’s great that those who buy the service get to play the old-school Nintendo games that are included with the service, but what about the Virtual Console? Past consoles such as the Wii, Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS have included the service with games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong, etc. Before the Switch’s release, there were rumors of a Virtual Console-like service, now adding titles from the Nintendo GameCube. After the news of a Switch online service broke, many have been looking forward to seeing the Virtual Console along with it.

Recently, it was confirmed by a Nintendo spokesperson that the Virtual Console will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.”

This was discovered by Kotaku when reaching out to Nintendo about the Virtual Console. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Nintendo is ignoring older games on the Switch; it’s just that there won’t be a dedicated spot for them as of right now. When asked if there are games from other platforms coming out in the list from the 10 unannounced titles, the Nintendo spokesperson said they had “Nothing to announce on this topic.”

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