Nintendo Switch Online Update Surprises With Five New SEGA Genesis Games

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Nintendo has revealed that five new SEGA Genesis games have been made available to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers next month.

Once you have downloaded the latest software update (version 1.1.0), you will be able to access these new games which have been added to the service:

  • Altered Beast (1989): Save the kidnapped goddess Athena in this beat ’em up action game. Collect Spirit Balls on each level to transform into bestial forms of ultimate power and defeat your monstrous foes.
  • Dynamite Headdy (1994): Starring Headdy, the puppet hero of courage and justice who fights using his own head, this action game is jam-packed with fun. Use 17 different power-up heads to defeat the evil puppet servants of Dark Demon!
  • Sword of Vermilion (1991): Lovingly crafted by SEGA AM2, this action RPG features a rich soundtrack and shifting styles and perspectives based on gameplay. Journey to gather eight rings scattered across the land, and save the world from evil.
  • Thunder Force II (1989): In this first installment of Technosoft’s popular shooting series for the Genesis / Mega Drive, pilot the starfighter Exceliza on a mission to destory the battle fortress PREAREOS, a superweapon created by the Empire of Lone. Equip the Exceliza with up to eight different weapons by acquiring items, and change up your arsenal depending on the situation. On your journey to the heart of the planet Nebula, you’ll alternate between top-down, eight-way scrolling stages as well as the more familiar horizontal auto-scrolling stages.
  • ToeJam & Earl (1991): ToeJam and Earl, the funkiest guys in space, explore the bizarre planet Earth in this roguelike action game. Use gift-wrapped power-ups to keep yourself out of trouble while you look for parts or repair your spaceship.

The SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collection launched in late October with nine games: Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, Musha, Phantasy Star IV, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2 and Strider.

Nintendo recently revealed that Nintendo Switch Online now has more than 32 million subscribers.

The pricing plans for Nintendo Switch Online are £3.49 ($3.99) per month, £6.99 ($7.99) for three months or £17.99 ($19.99) for 12 months. There is a 12 month Family Membership for £31.49 ($34.99) that allows a Nintendo Account holder to “invite up to seven others to join a family group” that will all have access to Nintendo Switch Online.

Whereas an individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is priced at £34.99 ($49.99) for 12 months, with a Family Membership priced at £59.99 ($79.99).

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