Nintendo’s FCC Listing Shows Switch Could Get SNES Games

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The versatility of Nintendo Switch is one of its main selling points, and if a new FCC list is indicative of the The company's plans for future controllers could be even more versatile. An SNES-style wireless controller could be on its way, even though the system does not currently offer SNES games through its subscription service.

The list is available through the FCC website and is for a "Wireless Game Device." broad term, but the documents contained in the list show the back of a controller that looks almost identical to the original Super Nintendo controller, but with slightly raised sections at the top. This could mean that it will have additional functionality compared to a standard SNES controller, but it could also mean that it will slide to the sides of the Switch just like the NES drivers available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Given the number of controllers intended to emulate classic Nintendo devices already available for the Switch, we are putting our money on the latter. Nintendo has been remarkably optimistic in its subscription service so far, using it as an alternative to its long-lasting virtual console system. This has been met with a violent reaction from lifelong players who wish to enjoy their digital library on the Switch, and SNES games are one of the biggest omissions. As things stand, traditional 3DS systems cannot play games unless they are in the "Ambassador" program, although new 3DS consoles can play them.

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The move However, playing retro Nintendo games through the subscription service is not all bad. The games come with special features online and the vault continues to grow with games every month. Some of the titles are even available in variants that start it near the end of the game so you can finally know what it is like to be a winner, and you are likely to be presented with a game that you had never played before. 19659004] It is not clear when Nintendo will plan to present SNES games on Switch, but if you need your solution, you can always play SNES Classic. Although the console was discontinued, it should not have too much many problems to find it in resellers.




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