Things seem to be accelerating for the arrival of Game Boy games on Nintendo Switch Online. A GBA emulator and a long list of compatible titles have leaked on the Web.
The rumor of Game Boy games on Switch is revived with the appearance of several files relating to two emulators. “Sloop”, a Game Boy Advance emulator, and “Hiyoko”, a Game Boy emulator.
Game Boy games finally on Nintendo Switch Online?
Several files are currently circulating on the existence of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance emulators for the Nintendo Switch Online. The data visible in the tweet below would have been extracted from a development kit.
The Game Boy Advance emulator for the Nintendo Switch has just been leaked. Now we just have to wait for the NSO to add GBA games.
According to the files, the Parisians of Nintendo NERD (Nintendo European Research and Development) would develop these Game Boy and Game Boy Advance emulators for the Nintendo Switch Online. A French team that took care of the emulators of the NES Classic and Super NES Mini, DS and Wii on Wii U or even the GameCube technology used for the remaster of Super Mario Sunshine in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. So big regulars.
A list of titles already compatible on the run?
Dataminer MondoMega would have discovered a long list of games that could be available in Nintendo Switch Online. And not just any titles since Golden Sun, FZero, Metroid Fusion or Yoshi Island are visible. Nevertheless, MondoMega is careful: these are tests. There is no certainty that they will join the subscription.
The library of GBA games they tested is huge. “Tested” is the key word, and that doesn’t mean they’ll all launch in Nintendo Switch Online.
Reliable clues? Tweezers are in order this time, but these leaks, if true, corroborate previous rumors. The Eurogamer site had announced the arrival of Game Boy games and other retro consoles on Nintendo Switch Online.