Nintendo’s latest N64 game for Switch Online + expansion pack is now live

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Update [Fri 19th Aug, 2022 02:05 BST]: This reminds you that Wave Race 64 is now available on Nintendo’s Switch Online + Expansion service. Enjoy!

original article [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 02:30 BST]: Nintendo hasn’t outlined the future of Switch Online + Expansion Pack, so what’s next? Nintendo has today broken its silence, revealing that the game that will follow Pokémon Puzzle League will be the 1996/97 jet ski racing game, Wave Race 64.

While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen it on any of Nintendo’s digital services, it’s still a welcome addition to Switch Online’s N64 library. This game was developed by Nintendo EAD and is a sequel to the original Game Boy, released in 1992.

And yes, the Kawasaki sponsor banners are also making a return in the Switch version. While they were originally swapped in the Wii Virtual Console version for the Wii and DS Banners, they were eventually restored to the Wii U version.

Japan will also be getting Wave Race 64 later this week, and this version of the game includes Rumble Pak support. If you’d like to learn more about the history of Wave Race or the retro offerings from Switch Online so far, check out the following links:

Will you be returning to Wave Race when it splashes onto Switch Online later this week? Comments below.

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