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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Game Boy (Color) And GBA Out Now on NSO, Expansion Pack

Both Nintendo Switch Online and the Expansion Pack have expanded their lineups with new classic game hardware offerings. Starting today (February 9 in Japan), original Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles have been added to the standard Nintendo Switch Online tier while Game Boy Advance is being added as an extra bonus for Expansion Pack members. The launch lineup for Japan is is as follows:

Game Boy (Color)
  • Game Boy Gallery 3 | Game & Watch Gallery 3
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
  • Tetris
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Yakima*
  • Gargoyle’s Quest
  • Wario Land 3
*Japan only

Game Boy Advance
  • Kuru Kuru Kururin
  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Micro Minigames
As you can see in the list above, Japan is getting Yakuman, a Mahjong title developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo, while the West is getting Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare. 

Of course, more titles are scheduled to be added to the services in the future. The following are planed on being added in Japan:

Game Boy (Color)
  • Kaeru no Tame Kane ni Naru (The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls)*
  • Kirby Tilt  ’n’ Tumble
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
  • Pok√©mon Trading Card Game
Game Boy Advance
  • F-Zero Maximum Velocity
  • Golden Sun
  • Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade* 
  • Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (Fire Emblem)
  • Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
  • Metroid Fusion
*Japan only

The Japanese apps support Japanese and Chinese (simplified and traditional). Although the apps look the same as their Western counterparts, the Japanese apps are listed in Katakana. You can see the Japanese trailer for the games and systems below.

Sources: February 9, 2023 Nintendo Direct, NCL

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