Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

After fan worries, Nintendo confirmed that European N64 Switch online games can be played at 60Hz

European switch owners, please! The Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that all N64 games included in the Switch Online + Expansion pack can be played at 60Hz.

of Tweet Nintendo Europe posted on its official Twitter account to confirm that all games in the new Switch Online membership hierarchy can be played in English at 60Hz. The account also confirmed that some games have the option to switch between the original European PAL version and other language options.

This is a big win for European gamers who own a Nintendo hybrid console and want to play some N64 classics without blowing dust off the cartridges and N64 consoles. During the lifetime of the N64, European games were released in PAL format, and unlike the US version, these region-specific titles ran at 50Hz instead of 60Hz, so many consider them inferior versions. Was there.

NS Eurogamer When Nintendo announced that the N64 game would be available on Switch Online, European fans said the game could run at a lower refresh rate, especially since the first trailer seemed to indicate a PAL game. I was worried. It seems that you are seeing the PAL option being used, not the only version.

At Nintendo Direct last month, the company announced that Switch Online is getting a big update. This will add N64 and Sega Genesis games to the virtual library for members to play. Games on the N64 launch line include Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Star Fox 64. Updates are expected to arrive later this month, with pricing and official release dates expected to approach release. ..

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