Nintendo Switch Online NES Games Will Run in HD

At least they’re not literal ROM dumps, I guess...

Posted By | On 17th, Sep. 2018

Nintendo Switch Online

While getting free NES games with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription is a pittance compared to the games you get as benefits when subscribed to Xbox Live or PS Plus, Nintendo is at least making some effort to update and modernize these games so they’re not just 30 year old ROM dumps. For instance, we know that these games will be updated to include online multiplayer functionality.

But that’s not all either. They will also run in HD resolution, Nintendo has confirmed in an email it is sending out to Switch owners about the upcoming subscription. This actually marks the first time that NES games being distributed digitally will be running in HD resolutions. On Virtual Console, they always ran in their original native resolution. That said, the NES Classic Mini did run them in 720p (although a lot of games available on this service were not available on that console).

The Nintendo Switch Online service starts tomorrow.

NES HD Games email


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth vs Remake Graphics Comparison, Quality vs Performance Mode Analyzed

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth vs Remake Graphics Comparison, Quality vs Performance Mode Analyzed

With this feature, we take a deep dive into the technical aspects of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Ender Lilies Sequel, Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist, Announced; Launches This Year

Ender Lilies Sequel, Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist, Announced; Launches This Year

The acclaimed Metroidvania title is getting a sequel, which is set to launch for the Nintendo Switch sometime ...

NieR: Automata Crosses 8 Million Global Shipments and Digital Sales

NieR: Automata Crosses 8 Million Global Shipments and Digital Sales

The critically acclaimed action RPG celebrates its seventh anniversary. It's available for Xbox One, PS4, PC a...

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Launches for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC in March

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Launches for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC in March

The classic Battlefront duology is getting a re-release on modern platforms, bringing both its campaign and ma...

Hi-Fi Rush and Pentiment Are Getting Physical Releases, Courtesy of Limited Run Games

Hi-Fi Rush and Pentiment Are Getting Physical Releases, Courtesy of Limited Run Games

Both games' recently-announced multiplatform releases have been accompanied with confirmation that they'll fin...

Sony is Testing Support for PC Games on PS VR2

Sony is Testing Support for PC Games on PS VR2

"We hope to make this support available in 2024, so stay tuned for more updates," the company says.