Reports have been circulating claiming Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online library. The news first appeared this week on the Nate the Hate podcast during a discussion on pontential handheld games coming to the Switch as part of its online subscription service. It was later confirmed by Nintendo Life and Eurogamer sources.
Switch Online already has over 80 NES games and 50 SNES games, with numbers varying on what region the service is being in. It’s been almost three years since Nintendo Switch Online launched, and the service only began with a small number of NES games originally.
NES and NES games slowly made their way out of Nintendo’s secret garden and onto the Switch. Back in 2019, a data mine discovered that not only were SNES games being ready to be announced, but there were other emulators hidden behind codenames, like Kachikachi and Canoe.
Game Boy games haven’t been available on a Nintendo system since the 3DS era through a virtual console. This allowed for dozens of Nintendo’s greatest handheld titles to get a second wind.
Several Pokémon games, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey King Land were just some of the titles added during the 3DS time period.