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.