The recent talks about Nintendo Switch Online have somehow reignited the rumors and the desire of the community for a Virtual console service or platform for the Nintendo Switch console.
In a note issued to Kotaku, a Nintendo rep was quick to debunk these rumors, claiming that the Virtual Console is not planned as of now on Nintendo Switch and that more platform aside from NES won’t be featured as part of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems,” a Nintendo spokesperson said.
“There are a variety of ways in which classic games from Nintendo and other publishers are made available on Nintendo Switch, such as through Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo eShop or as packaged collections,” he added.
“Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online will provide a fun new way to experience classic NES games that will be different from the Virtual Console service, thanks to enhancements such as added online play, voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online app and the various play modes of Nintendo Switch.”
Nintendo Switch Online is coming this September, complete with a subscription-based online service, classic games from the NES era and cloud save for the Nintendo Switch titles. It’ll cost 20 bucks per year.