Nintendo’s New FCC Filing Means SNES Titles Are Probably Coming to the Switch
- Nintendo filed a new wireless SNES controller for the Switch with the FCC.
- This would further prove a leak uncovered by a member of the modding community.
- The leak showed SNES games becoming available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
The Nintendo Switch is ripe for a new change. The new models offering greater battery life have been spotted in U.S. stores, the Switch Lite is coming to stores soon, and there aren’t that many NES games left for them to release as Nintendo Online Subscription bonuses. The company’s new filing with the Federal Communications Commission looks like its seeking to solve that last problem.
The new filing isn’t very telling, but fans will recognize it immediately.
The back of the SNES controller, with its noticeable round edges for the game pad and four buttons. The model number on the back, HAC-042, uses the same three letter code that Nintendo has been using for Switch products, like the HAC-001, the very first Nintendo Switch, or the HACAPLSAA, the Poke Ball Plus controller for the Pokemon: Let’s Go games.
The future of the Switch is looking up, especially if there are SNES games will be coming to the platform. A leak back in January suggests that games like A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, and Super Mario Kart could be arriving on Switch as a part of Nintendo Switch Online, which lets subscribers play a wealth of classic games on the modern system. This move would also be in line with what Nintendo did when the Switch launched in 2017, where they released Joy-Con-esque NES controllers that slid onto the Switch and functioned like any other controller. The pair of controllers cost $59.99, can only be purchased from Nintendo by online subscribers, and can only be bought on a one per account basis. These controllers could either follow this same route, or be open to everyone. Only time will tell.