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NES Nintendo Switch Online app has SNES emulator, more

Is something resembling Virtual Console Online coming to Switch?

The Switch’s NES Nintendo Switch Online app has an SNES emulator and more, a new report suggests.

Dataminer OatmealDome has reportedly found four different emulators inside the app itself, described as follows:

  • Kachikachi (NES emulator)
  • Canoe (SNES emulator)
  • Hiyoko (unknown)
  • Count (unknown)

The dataminer points out that the emulators are essentially the same as found inside Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic retro consoles.

Fans are wildly guessing at what the other two emulators could be, with Game Boy and Game Boy Advanced emulators being the most popular guesses.

We’ll let you know when more of the emulators is known. Any guesses from our readers while we wait?

The NES Nintendo Switch Online app is available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, the same service that provides multiplayer access to titles like Splatoon 2.


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