As of 2019, members of Nintendo Switch Online have instant access to a large variety of classic NES and SNES titles with online multiplayer functionality, and new ones have been releasing on a semi-regular basis. Many fans have wondered for a long time if the subscription could include support for other consoles. A recent rumour suggests that it might finally happen, with Game Boy Color and Game Boy Color being the next.
Back when the NES Online application first launched, dataminers quickly got to work and discovered that four different emulators were hiding within the code. While the first two emulators were clearly for NES or SNES, “Count” and “Hiyoko,” remain a mystery. On the latest episode of the “Nate the Hate” podcast (hosted by known insider NateDrake alongside Modern Vintage Gamer), the two hosts discuss that “Hiyoko” is likely reserved for Game Boy and Game Boy Color. Nintendo Life has also contacted their own sources to touch on the subject, which they then confirmed that the announcement could be happening “really soon.”
Since 2016, Nintendo has hosted a Direct presentation every September. A Game Boy Color and Game Boy Color announcement for Switch Online is not impossible. It will be interesting to see what happens.
Publiated at Tue 31 August 2021, 03:47.38 +0000