It seems just like a couple of weeks ago that I was writing about the newest additions to Nintendo Switch Online’s NES and SNES offerings. This morning, Nintendo announced that the next Nintendo Switch Online update of games is going to be coming to the platforms on September 23rd. I can say confidently that I am very pleased with this round of games. Especially with the fact that they’re going to be adding Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest. That game and the original which was released in the last batch of titles symbolize my childhood.
On September 23rd, subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online will have access to the following games on the Super Nintendo platform:
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Kaptain K. Rool and his Kremlings have kidnapped Donkey Kong. Enter Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, who are ready to brave the seas to save our hairy hero. Diddy Kong’s Cartwheel can sprint him across a distance, while Dixie Kong’s Helicopter Spin will let her float from high places. Play solo or with a friend in eight exciting worlds. All aboard, and let’s set sail!
Mario’s Super Picross – Use numbers as clues and chisel away squares to bring a hidden image to the surface, with Mario cheering you on as you progress through the game’s puzzles. You can get a friend in on the excavation too. Two chisels are better than one! This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom™ system in 1995 and has never been released in the U.S. until now.
The Peace Keepers – The DM Corp is responsible for a new string of troubling incidents. It’s up to Flynn and his crew to rise up and stop them. Progress through each stage by executing on the deep action gameplay and unleashing each character’s unique super attacks. The story changes based on the route you take!
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team– In the year 2029, Supreme Commander Vile Malmort and his army land on Earth, aiming for world domination. Your main objective is to send these alien invaders packing. Blast and fly through relentless enemies and bosses while collecting new weapons, speed boosts and life recoveries. Get ready, soldier. You’re Earth’s only hope.
Aside from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest being added, I am elated to see that the US is finally going to get to play Mario’s Super Picross which was a Japan-exclusive title releasing in 1995. The game has never been outside of Japan, so that’s really awesome.
I look forward to giving my childhood favorite game another playthrough and look forward even more to seeing what Nintendo is going to be adding to the platform in the near future with further Nintendo Switch Online updates.