KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo switch Online celebrates its thrid anniversary on Sept. 18
  • Fans expect various promos to be launched in September 
  • This includes the launch of retro titles on Nintendo Switch Online

To celebrate the anniversary of Nintendo Switch Online, sources claimed Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles would be added to the online subscription service of the hybrid gaming console.

September marks the third year of the Switch Online service and fans expect promotions to be underway so the Japanese gaming giant Nintendo could bolster the online subscription service. One of the heavily anticipated promotions could be in the form of introducing new retro content, which according to the industry insider Nate The Hate is likely to happen.

In a most recent podcast, the insider shared the possibility of Nintendo adding Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles very soon. This could happen on the third anniversary of Nintendo Switch Online on Sept. 18, he added. This claim originated from a data mine in 2019, which uncovered four emulators inside the NES app. 

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The insider and his co-host believe the third emulator called Hiyojo is most likely for Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. Unfortunately for fans of Game Boy Advanced titles, the insider is not too optimistic that the games would make their way to Nintendo's online subscription service just yet.

This could be due to the fact that a lot of game developers, including Nintendo, are working on re-releases and remasters. The potential release of Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles on Nintendo Switch Online was also confirmed by Nintendo Life.

According to the site, its own sources have confirmed, "that Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles are likely coming to the Switch Online service really soon." For the uninitiated, Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service similar to PlayStation Plus but it costs around half the price of Sony's subscription service.

It is a must for Nintendo Switch users who want to play games online and comes with several benefits, including SNES and NES virtual consoles. Adding Game Boy and Game Boy Color support so players could enjoy their games makes a lot of sense and should have been done several years ago.

If Nintendo plans to follow its pattern of releasing retro games on the online service, fans can expect the availability of these Game Boy titles at the beginning of each month.