Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack adds 5 SEGA Genesis games including Altered Beast

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has added five new SEGA Genesis games to its service, including Altered Beast, ToeJam & Earl, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermilion, and Thunder Force II.

Nintendo announced the news on Twitter and shared a brief video of each of the five games. To be on the safe side, these games are available to everyone who subscribes to the more expensive Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.

After today’s addition, the complete list of SEGA Genesis games will include Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Golden Ax, Gunstar Heroes, MUSHA, Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi 3, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Strider.

Sign up for the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack to access all the benefits of N64 games, Animal Crossing: New Horizontals Happy Home Paradise DLC, and standard Nintendo Switch Online services.

These games will arrive after Nintendo added the N64 Paper Mario to the service on December 10, and will be available a month before Banjo-Kazooie joins the ever-growing list of classic games available on the Nintendo Switch. ..

Hopefully these Sega games will help make your holiday season a little better. If you need more ideas to brighten your holiday, check out the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide to give you and your loved ones the perfect gift.

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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst from Cramps.