The internet is a buzz with the news that the Gameboy may be making its way to the Switch. Twitter user Trash_Bandatcoot posted screen shots from a 4Chan post that reveal the emulators Sloop (Gameboy Advance) and Hiyoko (Gameboy).
If true this is welcome news for Nintendo fans who have long begged them to make their back catalog more accessible.
Nintendo Switch Online members currently have access to select NES and SNES games. If you shell out a bit more you can get Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack you can also play select Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive games. It’s a drop in the ocean of the titles those systems originally had.
Eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted that Nintendo Switch Online Services had been scheduled for maintenance on the 26th April. This fueled speculation that the Gameboy may be making its way to the Switch sooner than we think. Given the way Nintendo like to make announcements and just drop some major release available now it could be possible. Nintendo could consider adding this to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, giving it more value.
Nintendo also like to make sure products are ready before releasing them. The recent delay of the sequel to Breath Of The Wild and the total restarting of Metroid Prime 4 show that they’re not afraid to delay for quality.
If it arrives on the 26th April or in the future, more games is always welcome. The Gameboy and Gameboy Advance are home to some classics and being able to play them again would be amazing.
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